No New York Mets game on Tuesday night meant many fans tuned out of Twitter. If you did, you may have missed one of the greats of the 1990s and 2000s offer his services to Steve Cohen.
In a tweet sent straight to the bossman, Ramirez gave the Mets an offer they can refuse:
Manny Ramirez in the Mets locker room is a circus waiting to happen
Is it so ridiculous for Ramirez to have a new job with the Mets on his mind? He was a hitting consultant for the 2016 Chicago Cubs, a team that won the World Series. Maybe we’re all judging him too quickly.
Ramirez is one of those baseball players from the last twenty years even non-fans may know. I remember at a comedy club in 2009 hearing references to him. His “Manny being Manny” mantra was lovable for baseball fans until he was on your team doing his own thing. Often looking unprepared, he always seemed to manage a productive season even late in his career.
No doubt a phenomenal hitter with a lifetime .312/.411/.585 slash line and 555 home runs, I don’t think Hugh Quattlebaum is in danger of losing his new gig to Ramirez anytime soon. This might be something we would see under the previous ownership. Cohen isn’t going to fall for this one.
Like the fool I am, I actually misread Ramirez’s tweet when I first saw it. I didn’t even think about him as a coach. Instead, I thought Ramirez was opening up the opportunity to play for the Mets. After all, as recently as August of 2020, Ramirez had planned to become a player/coach in Australia. It wasn’t until January of 2021 when he was released without making an appearance as a player.
Could you imagine, though? If Bartolo Colon can make it work down in Mexico, the nearly 49-years-old Ramirez might have a few swings left in him for the Mets this year.
It’s a shame there’s no DH in the National League.
Ramirez and the current Mets regime go together like strawberry cheesecake and battery acid. Can you guess which is which?
Understandably, fans of the Amazins weren’t too thrilled with the idea of Ramirez poking his nose where it doesn’t belong. A known user of PEDs, he’s one of those players whose career was tainted by bad choices off the field in hopes of improving the results on it.
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Fans have no reason to worry about the clown show coming to Flushing. As serious as Ramirez probably is about his openness to take the job, we can write this off as nothing more than a sweeps week plot we might see on a television show featuring a special guest star.