Quick Hits: Manny, Youkilis, Indians, Hernandez

Manny Ramirez is a free agent after being cut loose by the Athletics and says that he wants to continue playing, but it's not clear where he might get the major league opportunity that he's seeking.  The Rockies don't have any need for Manny, tweets Troy Renck of The Denver PostOrioles GM Dan Duquette, who brought Ramirez to Boston, told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (via Twitter) that he has no interest in signing him.  Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers aren't interested in bringing Mannywood back to Chavez Ravine, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweets.  Here's more from around baseball..

  • Scouts from around baseball aren't terribly hot on Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, writes Cafardo.  "He’s been an outstanding hitter in this league for a long time. But given some of the injuries, he’s got to show that he’s completely healthy and that he can still be the same hitter he was," a veteran scout said.
  • Indians GM Chris Antonetti says that the trade market is still not clear, tweets Jordian Bastian of MLB.com.  There are more buyers than sellers but the team will look at bats and arms as the market develops.
  • Pitcher Livan Hernandez doesn't plan on retiring after being DFA'd by the Braves yesterday, writes Mark Bowman of MLB.com.  The 37-year-old posted a 4.94 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 31 innings out of the bullpen for Atlanta.


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16 Comments on "Quick Hits: Manny, Youkilis, Indians, Hernandez"


Devern Hansack
3 years 2 months ago

I have a feeling that the Indians might be in on Youkilis as a first baseman. That’d keep him healthier and he has a history of being much better defensively at first than third.

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

Bring back MannyWood!!!!!!

Gunner65
3 years 2 months ago

Its nice to see all those teams lining up to pay top dollar for Youk as a couple of RSox fans were espousing a couple of weeks ago.  

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

Manny is a jerk huh? how many times have you met him? Oh I get it you just saying what everybody else says about him Instead of coming up with your own opinion. Thats cool. I love the energy Manny brings to a team and felt it here in “La La” land. Looks like Beantown didnt appreciate the two rings he handed you guys. But here in “La La” land we appreciate everthing Manny did for us even though he got suspended.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 2 months ago

Not that I’d want him back, but I don’t think anyone here thought he was a jerk. Living in his own world for sure, but not the attitude problem you saw in Boston.

BLB25
3 years 2 months ago

Its pretty funny how quick Dodger fans are to defend Manny considering how they bashed Bonds

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

Why is it funny? We didnt bash Barry because he used steroids, a bunch of players used steriods. We bashed him because he played for the Giants. Manny served his 50 game suspension and still took us to two playoffs, and thats why we respect MannyWood.

BLB25
3 years 2 months ago

Are you seriously trying to argue that Dodger fans didn’t bash Barry for being a jerk and a steroid user?  Seriously?   

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

No, im not trying to argue that. Im telling you.

RedSx799
3 years 2 months ago

 and when Manny quit on the Dodgers like he quit on the Red Sox, how did you feel then? And for your information I did meet him.  He’s not a pleasant fellow.

BLB25
3 years 2 months ago

I’m not sure if that’s hilarious or adorably naive.  

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

Manny quit on the BoSox not us. He got hurt the last season he was in L.A and then he got traded to the White Sox so they can make a playoff run and it didnt make any sense to keep him on a N.L club because at the point he kept getting hurt with the dodgers. Manny gave us everything he had everytime he played for the Dodgers. But thanks for letting me know that BoSox fans are still salty he left. By the way, when you met Manny did you thank him for winning you guys two rings?

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

Its neither. Its called the truth. I know its hard excepting it but im sure you will one day.

Slopeboy
3 years 2 months ago

@BLB25

Both, actually

Slopeboy
3 years 2 months ago

The truth is that you like many Dodger fans are blinded by what Manny did in his short stay in LA. When Manny arrived in LA, the Dodgers were a lousy team, barely competitive, in a weak division.With the Lakers having been to the NBA Finals, the Dodgers were an afterthought in LA, there was no buzz or excitement associated with the team. Manny changed all that, starting with the press conference, the Dreds, and finally taking LA to the play-offs.

All was well in Dodgerland the next year until they fell out of contention and the Dodgers let it be known that they would not renew his contract. Then Manny got ‘hurt’ and the attitude changed. Starting with the incident with the ump who threw him out of a game in the 1st inning. Manny took a call strike and viciously cursed out the ump, who promptly ran him. Everyone later denied that he cursed, even the ump, to his credit tried to be professional about it. The video shows different, anyone can clearly read what Manny said.

Shortly after, when the Dodgers fell out of the race, he was put on waivers and went to the White Sox, who were still in a race. Dodger fans were lucky to have Manny for a short time and didn’t have to put with nonsense for long, so he never had enough time to wear out his welcome. Fans like you only saw his act for a short time and he made your team worth watching, so you overlook what he actually did. Those of us who saw his act for a longer period of time aren’t fooled.

$24144853
3 years 2 months ago

No. Just the truth.