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Brian Cashman has preached all season that he is happy with his team’s roster, and probably was going to be quiet on the trade front this year.
We all should know better.
The Yankees general manager has pulled off another blockbuster. He has acquired Japanese legend Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners for minor-league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. He has yet again made headlines, More importantly, he has shored up the outfield for the Evil Empire.
Ever since his first suspension, California has not been kind to Manny Ramirez. He was exiled from the Dodgers when he was sent to Chicago. His latest comeback was delayed when he failed to show his previous power. Now, his days of basking in the California sunshine are over.
Manny Ramirez has asked for, and been granted release from his minor-league contract with the Oakland A’s. He was playing in Sacramento for the triple-a affiliate and asked that if they weren’t going to promote him soon to just release him. As of yesterday, he is no longer an Athletic.
Today, the Chicago Cubs announced that pitcher Kerry Wood will retire after today’s contest against the White Sox. This final game, will mark the end of a career filled with intrigue, injuries, promise, disappointment, brilliance and more injuries.
Kerry Wood was once the most promising young arm in baseball. The Chicago Cubs selected the right-hander fourth overall in the 1995 amateur draft. He spent the next three seasons in the minors, where he showed dominant ability but struggled with ball control.