11 Updates
MLB: Manny Ramirez Quits Taiwanese Baseball Club
Photo Credit: Getty Images

MLB: Manny Ramirez Quits Taiwanese Baseball Club

Jun 19 2013, 6:22pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos on Wednesday.  The development comes just three months after Ramirez signed with the ballclub, reports Benjamin Yeh of AFP. The...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

MLB: Manny Ramirez Quits Taiwanese Baseball Club

Jun 19 2013, 6:22pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos on Wednesday. 

The development comes just three months after Ramirez signed with the ballclub, reports Benjamin Yeh of AFP. The 12-time All-Star had boosted attendance in the once-struggling Chinese Professional Baseball League as well as hitting the second-highest number of home runs in the season so far. 

The key here was a clause in his contract which allowed him to quit after three months. The team released a statement saying it tried everything to change Ramirez's mind. 

"Ramirez told EDA Rhinos his decision today. We've tried everything we could to see if he would like to change his mind."

ESPN also released part of the statement saying the EDA Rhinos wish Ramirez all the best .  

"We regret [Ramirez's] decision to leave Taiwan, but we would also like to wish him all the best for what he has brought to us and to the prosperity for baseball in Taiwan."

Ramirez said it was his first time to play so far away from home and that he missed his family. Astrid Lee, EDA publicity manager, said Ramirez's leaving will have an impact and the team will try to offset this. 

"Somehow his leaving will have an impact on the team. In order to offset the possible negative influence, we'll try to recruit some capable foreign players."

Yeh says the team doubled Ramirez's salary since April to more than $50,000 and offered him accommodation of two hotel rooms that costs Tw $50,000 ($1,675) per room each day in its bid to make him stay in Taiwan. 

Yahoo! Sports notes the hotel room refers to the presidential suite of the hotel owned by the club's parent company, the E-United Group. Ramirez reportedly stayed with his uncle. 

From here, he is rumored to be looking for work in Japan to play for the Chiba Lotte Marines , per Brandon DuBreuil. Focus Taiwan claims Ramirez would make a lot more in Japan should he decide to go for the opportunity. 

"Ramirez, who is being paid around $25,000 per month to play in Taiwan, would make far more than that in Japan, if in fact he is heading there to play."

In 49 games with the EDA Rhinos, Ramirez hit .352 with 43 RBIs and eight home runs, placing him in the top three of all the major offensive statistical categories, according to the Taipei Times

 

 
Update
11

5 hours ago

Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Deadline: Preview and Predictions

Jul 25 2014 2:58am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Dodgers v Toronto Blue Jays
It's officially the home stretch of the Major League Baseball trading season, as the deadline is now less than a week away. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the next seven days have the potential to be anything but quiet. General manager Ned Colletti has been known to shake things up at the end of July—Manny Ramirez and Hanley Ramirez are just some of the big splashes made during his tenure. The popular name on the trade market this ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
10

1 day ago

NSAC Shows True Colors During Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort Hearings

Jul 24 2014 1:35am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana - Press Tour
The Nevada State Athletic Commission put together a star-studded hearing Wednesday.  Serial woman abuser (who moonlights two or three times a year as a boxer) Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was the biggest name in attendance. "Money" showed up to ask for the Commission's approval to move forward on starting his own boxing promotion: Mayweather Promotions.  Logically, that should have resulted in serious questions regarding h ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

Clady is back for a front-line attack while rest of O-line gears up for some big competition

Jul 23 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: milehighreport

"Motown: The Truth Is A Hit" Special Exhibit Premiere
How well will Orlando Franklin do at left guard and who is the best center? Lots of questions about the O-line as we head into Training Camp. Among the best story lines in the offseason was the return of Ryan Clady, something Manning himself has lauded as outstanding news. But just where the rest of the offensive linemen will play is a bit of a mystery, but one that should be decided by the end of training camp. InRodWeTrust joins again to talk ...
Source: milehighreport   Full article at: milehighreport
 

 
Update
8

3 days ago

Broncos shuffle their offensive line following Super Bowl gouging

Jul 21 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: milehighreport

Denver Broncos Introduce Tim Tebow
Our position-by-position 2014 Denver Broncos training camp preview continues with a look at the offensive line. The Denver Broncos' offensive line has been remarkably good since the mid-1990s, when Mike Shanahan took over and Alex Gibbs' became the zone blocking scheme guru. Because of those two coaches, Broncos fans have always been able to rely on the running game to power this team to victory. Sure, there was a Hall of Fame caliber running ...
Source: milehighreport   Full article at: milehighreport
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

MLB Players That Will Be Shipped By The Trade Deadline

Jul 12 2014 12:27am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

T.J. Martell Ambassador Of The Year Awards - Arrivals
July 31st is a day most major league  fans look forward to. It could possibly be categorized as the most hectic 24 hours in baseball. On the last day of July, we reach the trade deadline. This is the time we find out which teams are making a push for the playoffs and who is preparing for 2015. Afterward, new jerseys are made and the landscape of some clubs drastically change. Many blockbuster deals have gone down in the deadline’s history. Mark McGwire was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

2014 MLB All-Star Roster: Sluggers Who Will Put on a Show in Midsummer Classic

Jul 10 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

TAIWAN-BASEBALL-USA-MANNY-RAMIREZ
Much has been made about how much pitchers are continuing to dominate Major League Baseball. Maybe the 2014 All-Star Game can be a welcome change of pace. This is not to say that baseball should go back to the polarizing Steroid Era, but the pendulum has swung a bit too far toward pitching and defense. Fans love to see offense, and they love to see the baseball leave the yard. The Midsummer Classic has no shortage of studs who can—for one night at least—give the viewing pu ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

Ramirez Continues to Push Himself

Jun 15 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: denver broncos

TAIWAN-BASEBALL-USA-MANNY-RAMIREZ
As he gets more experience as the starting center, Manny Ramirez continues to get more comfortable on the offensi ...
Source: denver broncos   Full article at: denver broncos
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Ramirez Continues to Push Himself

Jun 15 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: denver broncos

TAIWAN-BASEBALL-USA-MANNY-RAMIREZ
As he gets more experience as the starting center, Manny Ramirez continues to get more comfortable on the offensive line. ...
Source: denver broncos   Full article at: denver broncos
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

2014 MLB Draft Day 2: Bloodlines, college kids highlight Friday selections

Jun 6 2014 10:25pm CDT | Source: SBNation

A run on college players -- and seniors in particular -- along with some familiar last names like Dykstra and Zeile popping up made Day 2 of the 2014 MLB Draft one to remember. What Day 2 of the 2014 MLB Draft may have lacked in star power -- Day 1 was, of course was filled to the brim with franchise heroes like Ferguson Jenkins for the Cubs and Tony Perez for the Reds Marlins -- it more than made up for in second-han ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

Mariano Rivera: Manny not fit to be a coach

Jun 4 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: SI.com

92nd Street Y Presents: An Evening With Mariano Rivera
On Wednesday's SI Now, Yankees legend Mariano Rivera discusses how because of all of his antics Manny Ramirez will probably not make for a good c ...
Source: SI.com   Full article at: SI.com
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Shuttler Sai Praneeth loses in Russia
Vladivostok, July 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the $50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix came to an end after shuttler B. Sai Praneeth lost his men's singles quarter-final match here Friday.
 
 
CWG: Sunibala to vie for 70kg judo bronze
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Sunibala Huirdom of India will fight for a 2014 Commonwealth bronze medal in the women's -70kg judo event after beating Canadian Monika Burgess in the Repechage contest. However, Garima Choudhary bowed out losing in the -63kg Repechage to Katie Jemima Yeats-Brown here Friday.
 
 
Indian hockey team win CWG opener
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team Friday began their Commonwealth Games campaign with a facile 3-1 win over lowly Wales in a Pool A tie at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here.
 
 
CWG: Malaika shoots silver for India
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's first medal from the shooting ranges in the 2014 Commonwealth Games came from 16-year-old Malaika Goel, who shot down a silver in the women's 10m air pistol event, while her role model and former World No.1 Heena Sidhu ended up a disappointing seventh at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Friday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Video: Don’t be fooled by this extremely detailed iPhone 6 clone running Android
The iPhone 6 isn’t even out yet and it already has a few clones that mimic its appearance and software very well, with 9to5Google having found a new video hands-on demo of one such device. While the clone is based on...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Shuttler Sai Praneeth loses in Russia
Vladivostok, July 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the $50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix came to an end after shuttler B. Sai Praneeth lost his men's singles quarter-final match here Friday. The sixth seeded Indian...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Apple Planning to Avoid Competition between the Two Models of iPhone 6
Apple is looking to set up a unique strategy to boost the upcoming iPhone 6 sales, as a new report claims that the company is organizing a plan of preventing competition between the two new variants.According to Mac...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Indian-origin woman admits to killing son in Scotland
London, July 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman Friday admitted to punching her three-year-old son to death at their home in Edinburgh, Scotland, in January. Rosdeep Adekoya, 35, admitted to assaulting and killing her...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Earth missed solar catastrophe just a year back: NASA
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Just a year ago, on July 23, the Earth missed being hit by a giant solar flare from the most powerful storm on the sun in over 150 years, NASA has said in a sensational revelation. "If it...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CWG: Sunibala to vie for 70kg judo bronze
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Sunibala Huirdom of India will fight for a 2014 Commonwealth bronze medal in the women's -70kg judo event after beating Canadian Monika Burgess in the Repechage contest. However, Garima...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Three killed in Thailand car bomb explosion
Bangkok, July 25 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 40 injured Friday when a car bomb exploded in Thailand's Yala province. The bomb blast occurred at Betong district of the province at around 4.40 p.m., the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Nepal is high priority for India: Sushma
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here Friday, saying the new Narendra Modi government held relations with Nepal in "high priority". "The new government in India has put...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indian hockey team win CWG opener
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team Friday began their Commonwealth Games campaign with a facile 3-1 win over lowly Wales in a Pool A tie at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here. In what was a lazy...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
CWG: Malaika shoots silver for India
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's first medal from the shooting ranges in the 2014 Commonwealth Games came from 16-year-old Malaika Goel, who shot down a silver in the women's 10m air pistol event, while her role model...
Read more on Sport Balla