Apparently Albert Pujols is pushing the Cardinals to sign the only right-handed hitter in the game who might be more scary than he is: Manny Ramirez.
“I speak with Manny every three days and he tells me, `Man, no one wants to sign me,’ Pujols said Thursday during a news conference. “I’m not an agent or general manager, but I can’t understand how Manny has not signed.”
Pujols passed along Ramirez’s telephone number to St. Louis manager Tony La Russa.
“Maybe St. Louis doesn’t have the money to sign him, but he could give them a discount because St. Louis is a great city that supports its players,” Pujols said. STLtoday.com.
Whether the Cards could make the move financial is questionable, but remember, they did try to land Matt Holiday earlier in the offseason. The likelihood here seems low, but the gravity of harm to the Cubs is VERY high.
Imagining Manny and Pujols hitting back to back is enough to give me a permanent anti-boner.