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Lew Wolff would be totally cool with the Athletics signing Manny Ramirez

Jan 27, 2012, 7:25 AM EDT

Manny Ramirez Red Sox

The Athletics have cast off players like crazy this winter and look to have something of a talent deficiency.  But if you go to the movies, you know exactly how a team like the Athletics solves this problem:  they dress up as a British nanny to get closer to their kids and, in the process, win back the love of their ex-wife and learn a little something about themselves.

What, you were expecting “Moneyball?” Pfft. That stuff don’t work.

Anyway, they’re also willing to consider almost anyone as long as they’re cheap and as long as they could maybe hit the ball.  That describes Manny Ramirez pretty well, and A’s owner Lew Wolff wouldn’t have any problem with his team taking a chance on Manny. From Jon Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle:

“I really don’t see any non-baseball reason for not having him. I wouldn’t want to not have a player because he made a mistake and paid the price for it, but that’s really up to (general manager) Billy (Beane).”

Almost zero cost and a potentially half-decent reward if Ramirez could even manage to be a shadow of his former self.  It’s at least worth bringing the guy to camp, no?  It’s the A’s we’re talking about here.

  1. b7p19 - Jan 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Well, did anyone have Friday, January 27th in the “When will Craig reference Mrs. Doubtfire” pool?

    • Alex K - Jan 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      I did! I’m glad he knocked it out early so I didn’t have to keep checking back and worrying if it would happen.

  2. kopy - Jan 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Ah, yes. Mrs. Doubtfire and Moneyball, the two best films ever to take place in the Bay Area.

    • APBA Guy - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      No way! “Dirty Harry” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, both by the anonymous master Don Segal, or if you want to go way back, “The Maltese Falcon” or “Vertigo”. All much better than “Mrs Doubtfire” and “Moneyball”. Half the Film Noir series at the Castro Theatre is film shot in SF. Check it out sometime.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Jan 27, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Cut it out you guys, Mookie is just starting to bond with her new English nanny. Don’t ruin it.

  4. Alohamrhand - Jan 27, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    just Doubtfire being Doubtfire

  5. vanquish0916 - Jan 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Except Manny hasn’t paid the price (50 games) yet

  6. screename529 - Jan 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Holy double negatives.

  7. Tick - Jan 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    The Mrs. Doubtfire joke is dumb. We all know that an English Nanny would be too expensive for the A’s. It would have to be a Guatemalan Nanny and only then if she wasn’t due for a costly arbitration hearing.

  8. Kyle - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Alas, Mrs. Doubtfire didn’t exactly win back the love of his ex-wife. Miranda did not welcome Daniel back into her heart. She just dropped the custody battle and arranged for Daniel to see his kids more often and after school.

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