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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 21, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 3:26 am
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Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 2:33 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

this just in seats at ballgame now cost 2500 perseatper game

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 2:19 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

My 3rd blog was to all fans that support what the Yanks are doing with some under standing.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2008 2:16 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

What was the payroll of the Rays and the Phillies last year? Spending money on players doesn't guarentee a championship. Besides if the owners can spend that much money on players then just think of what the owners are bringing in. Let the players get paid as well. If they have an opportunity to take care of their families, forever, then let them make the money. It's a part time job anyway. They can't play forever. Plus the Yankees have to pay the luxury tax every year and that money goes into the pockets of the other owners. What do they do with it? Most of them just pocket it and don't put in back into their investments... the players. I think what you really mean is that you wish your owner cared about your team as much as you do, and that your owner wanted to win as much as the Steinbrenners do. Which brings me to this as far as the Steinbrenners go, you either love to hate them or hate to love them but every sports fan wishes their owners had their passion for their team. Besides spending that much money only guarentees that they are going to spend that much money.  

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:55 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

HELL YEAH!!!! Totally agree. Finally someone who knows what they are talking about! I CAN SEE NUMBER 27 COMING THIS YEAR!

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:52 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

  What a perfect way to remake the infamous "murders row". Damon, Jeter, Manny, A-Rod, in that order. I LOVE IT! Let Manny have his attitude problems, does everyone think that he will act the way he did in Boston in New York? Yeah right! Does  anyone remember the pre game highlights when the Yanks would play Boston where was Manny? Over on the other side of the field hanging out with the Yankees. He will come to New York and be on his best behavior, why? Because he is from New York. He has repeated many times that he was uncomfortable in Boston, and they (Boston) payed no attention to it; that is why he started acting the way he did towards the end. I think evryone is scared of Manny being on the Yanks because they know, especially Boston fans, that there is nothing to combat that line up! C.C. no wait he's a Yankee, A,J, no.... he's a Yankee too. Sorry the future is here and the Yanks are back on top. So come on Manny, time to get another ring for the dark side!

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:42 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?


 I can see your point of view. I can only imagine being a fan of a team that does not have the pockets as the fore mentioned teams. In so many words ... I feel your pain. But as a life long Yankee fan I never have to worry about if we are going to have the money for this guy or that guy. There is one thing that people need to understand about Yankee money; with the fan base, ticket sales and merchandise revenue through the roof, is why we can get the players we want.

 The Yanks have a legacy to live up to. Ruth, Gehrig, Dimagio, ect. in short 26 World Series titles. So year after year we have to produce that next championship team. The Yankees have the most players coming out of their farm system than any other team in baseball. Another point I would like to make is that we passed on Santana last year and kept or young studs, it bit us in the but too; no playoffs in 08. The only good that came out of that is that now we have A. J., C.C., and still have the young talent that were not traded off. Plus with those 2 signings are payroll is still lower than what is was last year. Even with Manny.

 In closing I am sorry you feel that way about the Yankees and I hope you understand what I was trying to point out. It is not our money being spent on these guy's so it really has no effect on us. Hope you have a great holliday and enjoy next season.

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:15 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

I wish the AL East could return to the good old days when small market teams could compete...a.k.a. last season.  Maybe if Toronto hadn't pointlessly traded Troy Glaus and released Reed Johnson you'd be gloating a division title instead of playing the violin music.

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:02 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

Sorry buddy, it's more like AROD 3rd and Cameron 4th..GO! DODGERS!

Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:01 am

Yankees Going Hard After Manny?

ok...i'm a yanks fan and even i think its ridiculous to say that boston treated manny like crap. they put up with his moody attitude and antics for years. and certainly did everything in their power to make him happy. for whatever reason, he just wanted out and basically forced their hand. i can't fault boston for that.

on the other hand, this new attitude from boston fans that he was somehow a cancer that destroyed the team is nonsense. he was the most feared and clutch hitter in your lineup. and certainly more than made up for any of his attitude issues with his production. why do you think that management put up with him for so long. HE WAS WORTH IT. so please...stop trying to make it sound like the guy isn't worth the hassle. you guys wouldnt have won those titles without him...and any team that picks him up is getting a HOF player that immediately makes their team better. does he come with baggage? of course. does it outweigh what he brings on the field? NO.

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