Quote of the Day: Buster Olney joins the Manny Ramirez hit parade


“He apparently lacks a basic level of professional integrity that hundreds of millions of people have in their jobs.”

Buster Olney’s view of Manny Ramirez, voiced in the course of making the case for Ramirez’s 2011 employer to give him a really, really low base salary with heavy incentives.

I think this is a massive, massive overstatement. Have you seen the unemployment numbers? There is no way “hundreds of millions of people” have jobs anymore.

Brayan Peña announces retirement

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Catcher Brayan Peña announced his retirement on Monday evening via his Twitter account:

Peña, 36, signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in January but the club ended up going with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for their Triple-A roster.

Peña spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors with the Braves, Royals, Tigers, Reds, and Cardinals from 2005-16. He hit .259/.299/.351 in 1,950 plate appearances.

With his playing days behind him, Peña will transition into coaching. He will manage one of the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League teams, George Sipple of the Free Press reports.