It’s hip to hate Manny Ramirez, but look at it this way. Shorter FanGraphs: DH Mark Kotsay. According to Baseball Prospectus, Kotsay has the second-lowest VORP (Value Over Replacement Player) on the team at -1.3, just ahead of Jayson Nix . . . who isn’t on the team anymore . . . and the lowest WARP (Wins Above Replacement Player) at -0.9. By almost any measure, Kotsay is worse than your typical major league hitter this year.

(h/t Steve Rhodes)