it is being reported that the original “yankee killer” may soon be a yankee. the new york daily news is reporting that the yankees are seriously interested in the services of the 36 year old outfielder. some upper level officials in the organization feel manny would be the perfect compliment to alex rodriguez, much the way he and david ortiz struck fear in the heart of every pitcher who faced the red sox. brian cashman is not too sure about manny ramirez but hal and hank steinbrenner are big manny fans. hank steinbrenner was quoted as saying “he’s one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. he’s a free spirit, for sure, but he knows how to win…” the yankees are interested in a few other free agents but since the cabrera-cameron trade talks with the brewers has dried up i feel the yankees are looking to sign an outfielder more than a infielder (mark teixeira). where manny ends up could rely heavily on where teixeira lands. the two major leaguers are represented by scott boras and its probable manny will wait to see where teixeira winds up before making a decision on his future.
though no contract has been offered by the yankees some reports say the yankees would be willing to offer manny a 3 year deal totaling close to $75 million though they would rather sign him to a 2 year deal. manny was traded from boston to the dodgers in the middle of last season and led them to the national league championship series where they fell short to the phillies, who went on to win the world series. last year in the regular season manny batted .332 with 37 homers and 121 RBIs. in 8 post season games manny hit for an insane .520 with four homers and 10 RBIs
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