Mets GM Omar Minaya has long wanted to have Manny Ramirez in his lineup. But those days seem over. Here’s is Omar’s take on Manny just a few minutes ago:
â€œHeâ€™s an offensive player. Heâ€™s been a very good player. But for us, where we are right now, where is it weâ€™re going to invest? Our priority right now is we have to address our pitching. We have to look at that first. (Ramirez) is a free agent but today we have to look at how to improve our starting pitching and our relief pitching.â€
Manny is going to have suitors, no question. But the Red Sox are out, the Mets are almost surely out and the Yankees seem to have far less interest in him than they do Mark Teixeira. Where does Scott Boras go to get competition for the Dodgers?