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Manny Ramirez Will Make Less Money In 2011 Than Jeff Francoeur

With Manny Ramirez headed to Tampa Bay, Rays fans have reason to be excited. He's a gamble, to be sure -- the man turns 39 in May, he's been nagged by injuries over the last couple of seasons, and he's... well, he's Manny Ramirez.

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Last season, though, Manny still hit well when he was healthy, and $2 million for one year seems perfectly reasonable. DRaysBay, our Rays blog, helps us to put this in perspective: Jeff Francoeur will make more than Manny Ramirez in 2011.

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I'd like to state that again: Jeff Francoeur will make $2.5 million with the Royals this season. Manny Ramirez will make $2 million. Suppose Manny is hurt, and only makes 350 plate appearances. Wouldn't you rather have 350 from a guy with a 138 OPS+ than 550 from a guy with an 85 OPS+?

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To state it yet again: Jeff Francoeur is a human being who is not as good at baseball as Manny Ramirez (fellow human being) but will make more money (an economic system for distributing wealth, ostensibly on the basis of merit), even though Francoeur is not as good at his job (profession by which economic worth is determined).

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Fourth time: "Jeff Francoeur will make more money than Manny Ramirez" is a factual statement that has been made, perhaps orally or through written word, by an individual or individuals.

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I am blown away.

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