Friday, October 31, 2008

Hank Likes Manny

From the NY Post:
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.


raven said...

Halloween is a time for crappy creatures like Chuky and Hank.

Anonymous said...

I've never been a fan of Manny. But his ability to relax a clubhouse and take the heat off of A-rod would be nice.

liam gallagher said...

I think getting manny would be a great. Then we can have a-rod out of the cleanup spot.

Greg Cohen said...

In Ken Davidoff's blog post today he said this about Manny:

"A person in the Yankees' loop said to me earlier today that they're more likely to wind up with Manny than with Mark Teixeira. Makes some sense, when you think about the relative commitment in years."

I think there is a real possibility he ends up in pinstripes.