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Too Manny concerns with Ramirez

Breaking down this week's matchups (and mis-matchups).

Originally Published: August 25, 2003
By Jim Baker | ESPN Insider

1. The Best Matchup of the Week

Boston at New York: Friday through Sunday.

Who would you rather have as your left fielder, Manny Ramirez or Hideki Matsui? By any measure of statistical reality, Ramirez is the more productive player, but he is psychologically taxing whereas Matsui is reassuring. Why is this? Because Matsui looks like he was paying attention when he was taught the game and like he wants to be there when he is playing it. He approaches the game like most ...

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