There was a time when the sight of the above twosome made me squirm. I would literally hide my eyes when they came up to hit against us.
But those times are over.
Manny wants to make a comeback, apparently, and there are two reasons why any team would be foolish to sign him:
1) He’s a multiple PED offender and hasn’t fully served his suspension.
2) He’s not good anymore.
As for Ortiz, he did make a comeback last season and, despite his advancing age and inability to do more than DH, I think he still has value. If I had to bet, I’d say he’ll end up back in Boston.
Meanwhile, Cashman (between rappellings – is that even a word?) said we don’t have a pressing need for anybody and the prices are too high. Lalalalala. Noesi seems poised to be 2012’s Ivan Nova. That would be fine with me – if he’s ready. I haven’t seen evidence that he is.