The Cubbies have Aramis Ramirez. The Sox clearly have a guy named Oblivious Ramirez. I think we can put to bed all the “how will Manny react to being put on waivers and then nearly traded to baseball Hades” questions for a while. It doesn’t seem that the brouhaha of the offseason has had any effect on Manny’s ability to crank out hit after hit, against whoever is pitching. And, save for that one little league-esque dropped popup last week, he’s been average in the field, which is all we can ask.
The next big question is how Nomar will react, but I am guessing rejoining a team with a winning record (if the Sox can stay there until he returns) will be quite a salve for a bruised ego.