Manny suspension creates turmoil, uncertainty for fantasy owners
Barring injury or any delays from the suspension-appeals process, Manny is slated to return on July 3 at San Diego. With three full months left of the season, he has the potential capacity for 54.6 runs, 18.4 HRs, 55.2 RBIs, four steals and a .331 average in that time frame. However, the AccuScore estimates don't account for the constant media scrutiny Ramirez will surely encounter, stemming from the positive test for a performance-enhancing drug or stimulant.
Manny's suspension could have a negative impact on the other Dodgers hitters, as well. In the cases of
Ethier (.317 BA, .438 OBP) might be the most affected by Manny's absence. With six homers on the season, he was well on his way to eclipsing his personal-best in homers (20). But now, his power numbers could take a noticeable dip -- unless manager