Could you imagine what this man's life would have been like had he not discovered his God-given ability to hit a baseball?
Don't kid yourself - this guy is done. He's 41 and in denial that he can't hit Major League pitching any more. Or we think he's 41. Never can be too sure about the birth certificates involving players from the islands.
That said, I love the deal because it's a no-risk proposition to a guy who when he had a younger man's reflexes could hit any pitcher alive. It's one thing if a hitter can hit bad pitching, it's quite another to find a guy who can hit quality arms. Manny could hit anybody up to and including Mariano Rivera when both were in their prime.
But Manny is 41, and the last time he apeared in the big leagues was 2011 for the Tampa Bay Rays. That lasted for all of five games. He's been popped twice for using PEDs, including 2011.
Giving Manny a shot at Triple A is a no-risk move for the Rangers. Just don't expect there to be much of a reward.@MacEngelProf
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