Manny Ramirez should thrive in Chicago

Updated: August 30, 2010, 12:31 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

Manny Ramirez fantasy owners can't be real pleased at what they've received statistically over the past few months, but I'm telling you, there is a light at the end of the Manny tunnel. It's one that provides strong fantasy numbers. Ramirez's pending move from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Chicago White Sox on Monday after being claimed from waivers is very relevant, and while the compensation remains in question, Ramirez's ability does not. This guy can still rake.

Let me amend that last statement: What we've seen from Ramirez in the past is he can rake when he wants to, and one would think a move to the south side of Chicago and a pennant race would do the trick. Ramirez can't play the outfield effectively anymore, and he won't have to in the final month. I don't think his hitting prowess is a problem, though. We've seen Ramirez turn on the hitting light before with a new team late in a season.