Manny would be the bat that will take us to the WS!!! Diaz/Hinske have been awful in August could atleast use another chipper type bat in the line up. When Manny is healthy and on the field he has raked at the plate this season. The important part of this that Manny has no trade clause though I do believe if FW has the Nuts to pull this off that Manny will be a well behaved in the clubs (A reason he would waive his no trade clause to come to the braves). The braves have a history in bring checkered past players that have done nothing but play productive baseball with no issues. Bottom line is at that you could get another middle of the order bat at 1.1M for this year to make a serious run for a WS in bobby cox last year. Manny is not a big drop off from Hinske/Diaz in LF defensively but could be a mass force at the plate. In the NL there is no really clear cut favor but having Manny in this lineup for the rest of the year is MORE than worth a shot to win it all the way...
Would you want Manny on this team for the stretch run?
However, about three-quarters of his salary is deferred And were to acquire Ramirez, they would owe him only $1.1 million for the rest of this season and about $3.3 million in deferred salary.
About three quarters of Ramirez’s salary is deferred, so he makes just $1.1MM between now and the end of the season despite his hefty $20MM salary. Ramirez earns the remaining $3.4MM in deferred payments, which would presumably make his salary easier to absorb.