The Dodgers, for whatever reason, will play three exhibition games in Taiwan in mid-March. Personally, I would think that heading off to the far East in the middle of spring training would be a distraction and not the optimal way to get ready for the season. Maybe such trips would be more prudent to make after the season ends.
Anyway, apparently Manny Ramirez has volunteered to go on the trip. How nice of him. However, if the Dodgers want him to go they should tell him, "You're going to Taiwan whether you like it or not. We're paying you 25-mil a year, get your ass on the plane."
Manny is under contract to the Dodgers. He needs to repair his reputation after last year's 50-game ban for steroid use. He should be on the 13-hour plane ride to Taiwan. But let's not make it out to be that Manny is such a good guy by volunteering to go. Volunteering out of the goodness of his heart is not what Manny is about.