Is there a chance that the Red Sox do not pick up Manny Ramirez’ contract option for 2009?
Related, what happens if the Yankees do not bring back Bobby Abreu next season? You know that Jason Giambi will be gone after this year. Does the money saved on Giambi and Abreu, coupled with the need for a right-fielder and three-hitter (if Abreu leaves), bring cause for the Yankees to chase a 37-year old Manny Ramirez on the free agent market?
Me? In my lifetime, I’ve seen some great right-handed batters play: Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez, Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and Albert Pujols come to mind. And, I’d put Manny Ramirez up there with any of them – if not on the top of the list. But…man…the whole Manny being Manny thing…in Yankeeland? I dunno. I just don’t know…
What about you? How would you feel about “Manny In Pinstripes ’09″?