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The Cubs signed Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach at Triple-A Iowa.
A player-coach? So the Cubs minor league system can start grooming it's future attitude problems early? If Ramirez can actually teach what he knows about hitting, then this could be a great move for some of the young prospects who seem on the verge of a call-up, however, we're all going to have to brace ourselves for Javier being Javier, Kris being Kris and a whole slew of other annoyances. The player part of this arrangement for Manny seems a little far-fetched and shouldn't fool you into thinking that a resurgence is headed your way.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The 76ers have waived JaVale McGee.
McGee, oddly enough, came out and said he wanted to be a "mentor" to the young players on the Sixers after arriving at the trade deadline. Just a few weeks late, McGee will be packing his bags, hoping he picks up with a contender. The seven-footer reportedly will not have to give back any money in a buyout, and is owed the remainder of his $11.2 million contract, along with $12 million next year. Analysis: Spencer Silva