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Rice sounds off on Manny

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  July 29, 2008 07:27 PM

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Here are a few comments from former Red Sox great and NESN host Jim Rice on Manny Ramirez. The remarks were made to former Sox manager Kevin Kennedy and Rob Dibble on XM Satellite Radio’s “The Show” earlier today:

“Manny Ramirez is really not a part of the team, he’s in the back, in the trainer’s room, not really taking a leadership role. If he was a leader, he would be with the rest of his team and honestly, over the last couple of years, he hasn’t been a leader and that’s not very good. Now, I don’t know if this is true, but Manny Ramirez may be making a big deal over some things so he can become a free agent. You heard his comments, if he becomes a free agent, he may be able to make some more money and maybe he’s trying to [tick] off someone with the Red Sox so, at the end of the year, he can maybe get some more money and some more years if he becomes a free agent.”

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