New York Yankees Targeting Manny Ramirez

Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IOctober 30, 2008

According to the New York Post, the Yankees may target outfielder Manny Ramirez despite saying they would like to get younger and more athletic. GM Brian Cashman said the top priority is starting pitching, but he didn't rule out going after a corner outfielder.

The Yankees plan to target CC Sabathia and Derek Lowe, but plan to talk with other pitchers like Ryan Dempster if the Yankees miss out on their top targets.

They will likely let Bobby Abreu walk, so that opens up a lot of money to spend elsewhere. Signing Ramirez is a huge risk, but it would do wonders for marketing and jersey sales and may be worth a two or three year deal. The Yankees would be smart to invest in someone young, perhaps Jeremy Hermida, instead of wasting money on someone like Ramirez.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.