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Yankees internally discussing free agent Manny Ramirez

Dec 23, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Manny Ramirez smiles in the dugout during their MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim

Here’s a juicy one.  Well, sorta.

Jack Curry of the YES Network heard from a source Thursday that the Yankees have engaged in “internal chats” about free agent slugger Manny Ramirez.

The Yanks are trying to add a quality bat to their bench and have also looked into signing free agent Johnny Damon.  But, as Curry speculates, a deal seems unlikely to happen with either of the AL East veterans.

Manny probably still wants regular playing time and Damon is in the same boat.  As of now, the Yankees have committed the everyday designated hitter role to Jorge Posada and the everyday left field job to Brett Gardner.

Unless something changes, don’t look for Manny to don the pinstripes in 2011.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Wait till they try to tell him to do something about his hair. That should be rich.

  2. jh0088 - Dec 23, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    Isn’t Jim Thome still available? I mean the guy could foul the ball off in Yankee Stadium and it would still be a home run…

    • Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 23, 2010 at 11:22 PM

      hear hear, jh0088!!!

    • bigharold - Dec 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

      Thome would bre great but it appears that the Yankees are looking for a RH 4th outfilder type. Also, I think he’s looking to stay close to home in the midwest, with the Twins if possible.

      But if Thome could be had, that wouldn’t be too bad.

  3. Jack Marshall - Dec 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Oh please, please, please let the Yankees sign Manny! He’s such an enthusiastic, reliable pinch-hitter, such a selfless team mate, such an embodiment of pin-stripe class!

    • Glenn - Dec 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM

      The man is as hard as nails, and by nails, I mean Lenny Dyktsra. Please go to the Yankees, Manny! They could use some more aging veterans with ego issues.

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 24, 2010 at 12:20 AM

        I wouldn’t be so sure about that “hard as Nails” adage—at least according to some comments on the Dykstra post the other night, anyway.

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 24, 2010 at 8:54 AM

        Is Manny in the best shape of his life?

  4. Utley's Hair - Dec 24, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    I’ve had internal discussions a lot this week. Maybe if I laid off the late-night chili, they would go away, what do you think?

    • Old Gator - Dec 24, 2010 at 5:20 PM

      I think you should try Cincinnati chili next time. Your internal discussion would degenerate into a riot at a town hall meeting to discuss health care when Glenn Beck’s thugs show up.

  5. pisano - Dec 24, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    If they were stupid enough to sign that low life scumbag they would have to change their uniforms as he’d be a disgrace to the pinstripes.

    • professorperry - Dec 24, 2010 at 8:31 AM

      I love it.

      Pettitte = Admitted HGH user.
      A-Rod = Admitted steroid user. On-field cheater (Arroyo slap, etc.)
      Late Papa Steinbrenner = Banned from baseball.
      Clemens = Poster child for the steroid era (he and Bonds).

      And somehow /Manny/ would be the disgrace?

  6. elmaquino - Dec 24, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    bad idea. yanks should go for it.

  7. proudlycanadian - Dec 24, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Manny may be running out of options? He said that he was interested in playing for the Jays, but the feeling was not mutual.

    • Old Gator - Dec 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM

      That’s the problem with Manny – in fact it’s the empathetic quintessence of Manny being Manny: that he can want something and not feel mutual about what he wants at the same time.

  8. ladymomoly - Dec 26, 2010 at 1:36 AM

    He is doing good effort ..so I hope he will success ..
    Sunless Tanning Tips

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