Although Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers were left standing in the dust as the Philadelphia Phillies celebrated their World Series berth, Manny can rest assured that he makes teams better.
I saw an interesting piece during the game tonight showing how success seems to follow Manny wherever he goes. In his years with the Cleveland Indians (1993-2000), they scored 5 consecutive division titles. In his years with the Boston Red Sox (2001-2008), Manny helped the Red Sox to 2 World Series titles. Now in his short tenure so far in Los Angeles, Manny has guided the Dodgers to the NLCS.
So the formula seems very simple: Manny = Success.
Paul Beeston, make sure you get on J.P.'s ass and tell him to get Scott Boras on the phone and start making this thing happen. We need to bring Manny Ramirez to Toronto for the 2009 season.