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Where Did the Love Go?

Where Did the Love Go?

With Manny telling the media that this year will be his last in Dodger Blue, we can’t help but ask: when did the honeymoon end?

Manny’s Baby Shower

Manny’s Baby Shower

Back in May, 50 games sounded like an eternity. But now that Manny’s paid his penance, the Dodgers couldn’t be more excited to bring their slugger back to the lineup. And this past weekend, they pulled out all the stops to make him feel welcome again. We understand the confusion: Manny does have excellent birthing […]

“No quiero $45 million” by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

“No quiero $45 million” by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

Can you hit a 100 mph fastball over 400 feet without trying? Didn’t think so. So let’s stop this “how can Manny turn down so much money in this economic climate” bitching. We’re not talking about an assembly line worker here. We’re talking about a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable talent. A talent that will pay for his […]

“Just when I thought Boras couldn’t get any stupider…“by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

“Just when I thought Boras couldn’t get any stupider…“by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

After botching the Manny Ramirez deal beyond repair, it hasn’t been easy going recently for Scott Boras. But even in the face of failure, Boras has managed to take his best client’s career to new heights. That’s right, I’m talking about A-Rod’s admission that he used steroids from 2001–2003. And let’s not allow the media […]

“Boras’ Blunder” by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

“Boras’ Blunder” by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

Needless to say, I’m reveling in the fact that Boras has overestimated the value of his star client, Manny Ramirez. I’m so happy right now that my balls are literally tingling. Boras doesn’t misjudge the market this badly very often, so you’ve got to enjoy it while it does. Are we really to believe that […]

“Ned Colletti is a Thief” by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

“Ned Colletti is a Thief” by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

When I heard that Russell Martin signed with the Dodgers for less than $4 million for just one year, I was appalled. Here’s a player entering his prime who has all the tools to be a superstar: talent, intensity, and from what Manny tells me, the ability to make one mean empanada. But as the […]

“Show me the Manny!“by Zachary “Z-man” Rubenstein

When the annual MLB General Manager Meetings concluded last week in southern California, I was shocked: not a single deal had been struck. From Cashman to Colletti, the GMs went home empty handed, and no agent was able to score even the smallest payday for a single client. Sure, the tough economic times are something […]