• Manny Not Being Manny

    Posted by on August 29th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    In the 201 PA since he’s come back from being suspended, due to failing a PED tinkle test, the Dodgers Manny Ramirez has the following BA/OBA/SLG line .283/.383/.480 – and those are nice numbers…but, they’re not “Superstar!” stats, for sure.

    So, here’s a question: Seeing this, are all those Yankees fans and/or bloggers who were screaming this past off-season for the Yankees to sign (then free agent) Manny Ramirez feeling the same way, now, as you did then?

    Comments on Manny Not Being Manny

    1. MJ
      August 29th, 2009 | 10:52 am

      I gotta be honest, I don’t think there was an enormous hue and cry for the Yanks to retain Manny’s services as much as there was the desire to at least kick the tires and check in on him.

      I’m glad the Yanks didn’t sign him although it’s not because he’s been less than stellar this year. It’s because the guy is a selfish a-hole.

    2. Corey
      August 29th, 2009 | 11:02 am

      To be honest, I didn’t think he was on PED’s. From the outside, to me, it looked to me like he was a guy who just showed up for the paycheck and didn’t really care what happened in the game. It appeared he was just getting by on raw talent. Obviously I was wrong, and while I wasn’t clamoring that much for them to sign him, I wouldn’t have been against it had it happened. In any case, they signed Tex instead. That, we can all agree even then, was the best choice out of the 2.

    3. August 31st, 2009 | 10:11 am

      I was one of the Yankee bloggers wanting Manny. Here’s the thing – unlike other obvious players (Cough – David Ortiz), Ramirez appeared to be clean. In retrospect, it’s of course good the Yankees passed on Manny, but possible PED use isn’t why they nixed him (after all, they picked up Jerry Hairston Jr., and nearly signed Paul Byrd.)

    4. Corey
      August 31st, 2009 | 10:43 am

      @ lisaswan:
      kudos lisa, i completely forgot about hairston.

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