October 13, 2005

More Manny

According to "a source close to Ramirez who was authorized by the player to speak for him" and someone "who's been in daily contact" with Manny since the Red Sox were bounced from the ALDS, the slugger wants to sit down with management for a discussion about the club's future.
I get the feeling that he wants to stay in Boston, but I also get the feeling that he wants to know what the direction of the team is going to be. ... Manny wants the team to get better, and he is concerned. ...

They may have already made conscious decisions to let some players go, they may say that they're trying to bring somebody back. Manny just wants to be able to give his opinion on certain things. He's an important part of the team, and like any star player on the team, he at least wants to know what they're planning. ...

He's given me every indication he's happy where he is. He's upset that the Red Sox lost in the playoffs and he's upset that everyone's been talking about him when they shouldn't be focused on him."
The source also said that the story of Manny switching agents was a "crock".

Here's some silliness from Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, headlined "Yankee Doodle Manny?"
Can you envision Manny Ramirez, the American League's most dangerous, late-inning threat from the right side, wearing pinstripes in 2006? None other than Ramirez himself has ... [telling] friends in the final weeks of the regular season he would accept, if not welcome, a trade to either New York team ...

Ramirez is "definitely ready to come to New York," said the friend, who dined with the left fielder during the Sox' road series against the Yankees. "He likes the Yankees, the Mets, either one, he just wants to be here."
Please. Theo is not trading Manny to his team's main rival.

6 comments:

Andrew said...

Also, sinc when is a player telling someone they'd like to play in their hometown news? Doesn't this happen, like, pretty much every day?

Geopat said...

Say it ain't so, Theo.

Sfumato said...

This is Manny. Remember, he rooted for the Yankees as a kid, and I am sure he would go there. And there is no doubt he would go to the Mets, considering Pedro and Omar are there. The Mets should have scooped him up when he was on waivers in the off-season a couple of years ago.

Jack Marshall said...

I sure hope this isn't going to continue. Manny obviously tells everybody he wants to play everywhere except Boston, until it looks like he might, whereupon he says he wants to stay in Boston. ZZZZZ....
Can't we stipulate that whether he tells someone he wants to play for the Yankees, the White Sox, the Vikings, the Knicks, the Ladybugs, the 1953 Dodgers, the planet Jupiter, ot the Jamiacan bobsled team, it's no story? Jeez...I'll give Trot Nixon credit for 5 more homers and 40 BA points just for not boring us like this!

And as for Trot: 2003 was the only season he even arguably was better than a sub-par offensive producer for an AL right-fielder. He plays hard, but so did Darren Bragg. The Sox haven't had an impact player in right since Evans left...a looong time ago. Trot, who went from a promising young player to an over-the-hill journeyman without a prime in between, should be replaced.

stankyfish said...

I think if Trot was given more of an opportunity to hit against lefties instead of Fuckona's stupid platooning, Trot would produce more. Trot took less money than he would have received from other teams, because he's always said he's the type of guy that wants to play his career with a single team. As much as I love Manny, the annual "I want to be traded" bullshit gets old. If he was anything less than a Hall of Fame lock, I'd be screaming for him to go.

Tim said...

Manny is Manny, gotta love him. I hope he goes nowhere. Check out my site.

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