Now we will have a genuine look at the ability of this team without Manny. Many of you advocated a one year deal for Manny, so take this as a glimpse into the future.
Also, when Manny comes back, I expect him to be on a complete tear. You thought last season was something? Watch when he comes back this year, he'll tear **** up.
Finally, looks like we will have Manny through 2010. I don't think there is any way he opts out of his contract... but then again.. this is Manny Ramirez we are talking about.