Hank Steinbrenner said the Yankees will explore all options during the offseason, including the possibility of making an offer to free-agent slugger Manny Ramirez.
"There's nothing we are not looking at," Steinbrenner said today at the Yankees' spring training complex. "And personally, I like Manny. He's one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. He's a free spirit for sure, but he knows how to win. We like some of the other guys, too. We just don't know yet."
Ramirez was traded from Boston to the Dodgers on July 31, and Los Angeles is expected to attempt to re-sign the high-priced outfielder.
"I want to see who is the highest bidder," Ramirez said when the Dodgers lost the NL championship series. "Gas is up and so am I."
I like Manny Ramirez as well, and I think he'd be a good addition to the Yankees. But, being that he's going to ask for at least four years and I'm not sure it's worth it.
By why must Hank always share the team's plans with the rest of the world? Hank, please shut up.
Hank also had this to say at the end of the article:
"Every team in baseball wants Sabathia," Steinbrenner said. "That's the bottom line. It's not a real secret. Pitching is in the forefront for everybody, not just us. That's why starting pitching is at a premium."Thank you for stating the obvious.