How much eccentricity should a team tolerate from a
star player? It depends on his salary. John Harper of
the New York Daily News opines that at a lesser price
tag, Manny Ramirez's foibles would be tolerable, but
at $20 million, he is just too unpredictable to
justify his actions.
Now that the Marlins have won it all, other small
market teams will get notions that they can do the
same. Not only that, but their fans and local writers
will too. With that in mind, Nick Canepa of the San
Diego Union says the Padres have lost the ability to
As you read this, Grady Little is straightening his
tie and making sure there are no typos on his resume
in preparation for his interview with the Orioles
today. It's all a waste of time, though, writes Laura
Vecsey of the Baltimore Sun. She believes this is
merely a courtesy interview and that he stands no real
shot at getting the job.
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