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Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Posted on: December 17, 2008 9:29 am
Edited on: December 17, 2008 10:37 am

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News talked to one baseball official (presumably not with the Yankees) who believes the Yankees are "going hard" after Manny Ramirez.  That official sees the Yanks willing to offer three years, while other execs see them stopping at two years, $50MM.  Another source told Feinsand that Brian Cashman isn't keen on Manny but Hank and Hal Steinbrenner are.  Feinsand wonders whether the team's interest in Ramirez is one reason they've put the Mike Cameron trade on hold.

You'll find a differing point of view from Joel Sherman and Ken Davidoff, who do not see the Yankees signing Manny.  By the way, Jon Heyman talked to a friend of Manny's who dismissed the idea of retirement.


Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2008 11:09 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?


Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2008 11:05 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?


Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

manny would like no other than to play boston 15 times a yearr.. and he is a bronx native

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 7:46 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

I can see the Dodgers stepping up to the range of a 2 year $50MM deal, so I don't think the Yankees have an advantage there if thats their limit.  The Dodgers have a few big advantages that are perfect for Manny:

A soft media - no one in LA is going to give Manny a hard time like they would in NY

Joe Torre - He can manage the diva players, and shield them from owners/fans/media etc.

No real expectations - Making the playoffs is a good year in LA, winning a series is the best LA has done in 25 years, if Manny led the Dodgers to the World Series he would be considered an even bigger hero

No other Big Stars - Manny would be the guy in LA, and all would revolve around him with out any other A-Rods here

LA - Its LA

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 7:41 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Why is everyone bashing me giving me 1's and stuff.

If the Yankees got Manny, some guy said that Manny would be a great 3 hitter with A-Rod behind him.

A-Rod never has had a threat like this behind him since Jr was in his heyday in Seattle

Thats what my A-Rod 3rd  Manny 4th comment was about.

You guys are fargin idiots!

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 1:38 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Jomac I almost totally agree with you. However, the small market teams have decided not to put there foot down and make the game more competitive.  Instead they instituted a Luxury Tax to the Yankees and any other team that wishes to go overboard.  The PROBLEM is that these small market teams are taking their Luxury Tax Bonus and keeping it, not reinvesting it into their teams.  They in essance are saying Yankees please spend more so we can make more profit while our pitiful teams lose every year.

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:34 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Ok i see why people always say Yankees buy everyone... As a yankee fan i do think some of the moves they have done (Pavono,RJ, so on and so on). But come on think what your saying Manny in the Yankee lineup to back a rod. You have to of the best hitters in baseball history 3-4 in the line up. Yes he is not a great fielder but to hit him in back of Alex would be great for the Yankees. I know hi in Boston did not go well at the end and nobody here can say Boston was in fault as well as Manny we all do not know what goes on behind closed doors. This is a guy that would have won MVP in the NL if he played more games.

All you people that say the yankees over pay is crazy, they gave a 28 year old pitcher a big deal. His numbers have been the best or one of them in the last couple years and pitching wins. AJ i do think they gave him to many years but once again they had to go get pitching and they did. Now to me what would be smart is to take a chance on Sheets for a discount price because he could be an ace on alot of staffs..

We all see the redsox are offering Tex 180 mil now how many of you will say they are over paying?

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 8:14 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Im not a big Manny Fan, but he can hit and Im sure he would love to hit some balls over the Monster just to stick it to Boston. Sign him up!!

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2008 6:28 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Until he got tired of the Yankees not paying him what he thinks he is worth.  What makes you think a guy who won't suit up for 20 Mil will suit up for 25 Mil?  And can the Yankees afford another large defensive liability?

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 3:18 pm

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Arod doesnt put fans in the seat , its the Yankees there going to be there regardless.  You can't possibly think that adding another inflated ego to an already disfunctional locker room of inflated egos is truly going to work out well.  What are you talking about the Sox treat players like crap, Garciaparra is wearing a World Series ring from a Series team that he didn't play on and Clemens was coming off one of the worst seasons he ever had and was asking for a huge raise in salary of course you let him go (oh and if you remember correctly I think he had a Yankee uniform on during his roid years), and as far as Manny is concerned he treated the Sox like crap playing when he felt like it, faining injury, disruptive attitude, he beat up a secretary for gods sake.  I hope you put someone fast in center because someone is going to have to cover some of Manny's gorind out there.  Plus God help the Yanks if Tex is a Red Sox try that infield on for size.

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