A few days after we heard rumblings of the Yanks bringing in old foe Manny Ramirez as an outfielder/DH, Buster Olney shoots down any possibility of that.
I knew it was a long shot that the Yanks would sign Manny, but I still held out hope they would. Manuel Aristides Ramirez was one of two Red Sox I loved (no homo, not that there’s anything wrong with that), despite how much he killed the Yanks. It would’ve been something to see him rake in Yankee Stadium.
I don’t know why I like him so much. I guess it’s because he just does whatever he wants to and is so dirty at the plate. That guy could hit like no other (and probably still can), and I firmly believe that if the whole steroids thing didn’t go down he would’ve been regarded as the best right-handed hitter in the last 20-25 years.
As much as I would have loved to see Manny in pinstripes, I must admit the move makes no sense. He can’t play the field to save his life and Posada will be the DH in 2011. There just isn’t room for him. Plus, I don’t think he would’ve wanted to cut his dreadlocks to adhere to the Yankees’ rules.
Oh well, I think the team will be just fine without him.