During the MLB off-season as the Indians were trying to find a right-handed bat, I wondered what could be bad about trying to bring Manny Ramirez back. As everyone told me I was crazy and that it was a bad idea and that he had nothing left in the tank, the Indians brought back Grady Sizemore and eventually signed a deal with Johnny Damon. Well, as those storylines continue to play out, Manny Ramirez, who has seemingly turned over a new leaf, is preparing to in AAA to join the Oakland A’s on a $500,000 deal.
“I went through all that situation and I looked myself in the eye and I said to myself I needed a change,” Ramirez said. “My wife is Christian, you know, and I decided to go that path. That’s why I’m here. Because when you fall, the men, all the men do is remind of your past but when you come to God, God says you’re like a new child.”
As Sizemore continues to rehab and Johnny Damon continues to pop balls up and throw underhand from left field, it might make some wonder, “What it?”
UPDATE: Ramirez suffers slight set-back-
“Ramirez was held out of Sunday’s game with Triple-A Sacramento because of a left wrist injury of unknown severity. He is with the River Cats for a 10-game assignment as his 50-game major league suspension nears completion. He went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his Sacramento debut on Saturday at Albuquerque.”