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Oh my god. According to a report in the New York Post, Manny Ramirez is interested in signing with the Yankees next season as a way to “get at the Red Sox.” Writes the Post’s George King:
Having successfully orchestrated his divorce from Boston and his landing in with the Dodgers, Manny Ramirez would like to make life miserable for the Red Sox during the next few seasons.
According to people who have spoken to the eccentric outfielder since he was dealt to L.A. on July 31, Ramirez wants to sign a free-agent deal with the Yankees this offseason and get 19 chances a year to punish Boston.
“He wants to play for the Yankees so he can get at the Red Sox,” a close friend of Ramirez’s told The Post.
This news comes on the heels of MLB’s reported inquiry into the events leading up to Manny’s departure from Boston. Sources from MLB’s office in New York said that there’s no way to prove that Manny wasn’t hustling enough, so the investigation is dead before it started.
I thought Manny said he loved the fans of Boston. How do you think he would be received if he goes to the Yankees just to stick it to the Red Sox? I don’t think the Yankees would ever go for this, but they have a lot of money coming off the books in Jason Giambi and Mike Mussina. The money is there, the need for a power bat is there, but will the Yankees be able to put up with the hard-to-predict Manny Ramirez?
Where will Manny Ramirez sign in the offseason?
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