January, 30, 2009
Would you believe they're still discovering new birds? Well, they are. Think about that, then make the smooth transition to contemporary baseball news • It's an old lesson that has to be re-learned every single year: Don't give up on a hot prospect after a few lousy months. • Albert Pujols can't seem to understand why Manny Ramirez is still a free agent:
"I speak with Manny every three days and he tells me, 'Man, no one wants to sign me,' " Pujols said Thursday during a news conference. "I'm not an agent or general manager, but I can't understand how Manny has not signed."
Pujols passed along Ramirez's telephone number to St. Louis manager Tony La Russa.
"Maybe St. Louis doesn't have the money to sign him, but he could give them a discount because St. Louis is a great city that supports its players," Pujols said.