Before you start launching into a verbal assault in this direction for a completely moronic suggestion, let me make something clear: I am NOT recommending the Braves sign Manny Ramirez. (I write that still knowing that the first “You’re an idiot” comment will be posted in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .)
Again: Not recommending Manny World here. He comes with a ton of baggage. Clubhouse chemistry has been central to the Braves’ success this season. Ramirez is not about chemistry, unless you count performance-enhancing drugs (thank you, try the veal).
But ESPN’s Buster Olney, the best national baseball writer in the business, has a really interesting blog posted on the expectation that Ramirez will be put on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers soon. The Dodgers close out a four-game series against the Braves tonight. Ramirez is on the disabled list with a calf injury but he appears