Do We Really Need Manny?

Dylan KentContributor IMarch 10, 2010

After seeing all the disappointment that the Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder, Manny Ramirez, brought us, I personally do not think he is a great attribute to the team. He only had 19 home-runs last season to end his long-going streak of seasons with 20+ home-runs and his batting average was terrible once he came back from his suspension. I don't know, maybe he really was taking steroids, because after he came back and was supposedly "clean" his number dropped very noticeably. I personally feel that during this off-season we should have let him go and signed the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday, who had a .313 batting average with 24 home-runs and 109 RBIs as opposed to Manny's 19 HRs and 63 RBIs. You do the math. Sometimes it doesn't have to be about home-runs or RBIs, but what I've always felt was most important was consistency, which Manny lacks and Holliday has. And another thing that Holliday has over Manny is speed and endurance. Lets be honest, when was the last time Manny had a spot on ESPN's Sportcenter's Top 10 Plays list for an amazing defensive play.