Via George King -
Manny Ramirez doesn’t fit the Yankees desire to get younger and more athletic, but several industry sources believe the Yankees will make a serious push for the free agent to play right field next year.
Though GM Brian Cashman says the top offseason priority is starting pitching, he did not rule out interest in the 36-year-old Ramirez.
“We are looking at starting pitching,” Cashman said when asked about the team’s interest in Ramirez. “We will see how the free agent and trade markets are.”
In the past, I’ve shared that Ramirez is the best right-handed batter that I’ve ever seen…and I still feel that way.
But, I dunno…
This just screams of the “Need pitching, can’t find pitching, add more hitting” Cashman Modus Operandi that we’ve seen in the Bronx for the last five years.
Also, it would be nice to see the Yankees get away from the “Twenty-five players, twenty-five multi-million dollar corporations” state that they’ve been in lately.
What do you think? Should the Yankees make a run at picking up Manny Ramirez?