Manny not 'viable option' for Dodgers
Posted on: January 12, 2011 7:58 pm
The Dodgers need an impact right-handed bat and a left fielder. Manny Ramirez needs a job. So naturally, some have wondered whether Mannywood, Part II, is a possibility.
Given the bitter taste Ramirez left with Dodgers executives when he departed Los Angeles in August, it seemed pretty unlikely they'd give him another chance, and manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that it's not going to happen.
"Do I have to answer that?" was Mattingly's response when first asked about the possibility of signing Ramirez. When pushed, Mattingly said, "I don't think Manny is a viable option right now."
Ooh, but did you catch the out he left? "Right now." I think Lloyd Christmas would agree that there's still a chance.
-- David Andriesen