Friday, January 14, 2011

Manny being Manny in the Twin Cities

Update:  Jim Thome signed a 1-year $3 million contract with the Twins so the Manny plan is out the window.  Talk about a minor heart attack on a Friday.
Say it ain't so...

Reports have the Twins being one of five team interested in the services of Manny Ramirez for the 2011 season.

Talk about a nightmare waiting to happen.

There would be one positive to this signing.... He would be a right handed bat in a line-up that is full of lefties.

Where should the list of negatives start for him?

1.  Only plays when he wants to
2.  Has been a distraction in almost every city he has played in
3.  Injuries have plagued him in recent memory
4.  His numbers continue to drop

One of my favorite explanations from the Twitter World was made by Karlee Kanz.  She said, "The Twins are yearning to be the Vikings. Wanting/willing to sign a complete doucher".  The Twins, like the Vikings before them, don't need the headaches that come along with a diva that is past his prime.

My major thought would be that the Twins would be a couple of injuries away from an outfield that could include Manny Ramirez, Delmon Young, and Michael Cuddyer.  Talk about holes to hit into for the opposing team.  That could get ugly in a hurry.

I posted this thought on Twitter and here are some of the responses that I got back:  

Dan_Brookens: "Put Kubel out there with them, you'd have a classic beer league slowpitch softball 4-man outfield."

MNTwinsZealot: "Every blade of grass would be a hole."

lecroy24Fan: "poor Cuddy would have to play CF.  Ouch"

Any thoughts on a Manny signing for the Twins?
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