Sunday, August 17, 2008

Manny Ramirez is Superior to Andruw Jones

The excellent Manny Ramirez has been the Dodgers left fielder for only 16 games, but has already surpassed the aggressively incompetent Andruw Jones' offensive production for the entire year:

Jones:  3 HR and 14 RBI in 205 at-bats (74 strikeouts)
Ramirez: 6 HR and 20 RBI in 56 at-bats (11 strikeouts)

The Dodgers will pay Jones $9 million in salary this season and already paid him $5.1 million of his signing bonus before the season.  In contrast, Manny Ramirez is costing the Dodgers $0.