Manny Ramirez hasn’t seen a major league field in a couple of seasons. However, his old boss has decided to give Ramirez a new job. Theo Epstein–in his role as Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations–announced on Sunday that Ramirez has been signed to be a player/coach for the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate. [photo via...]
So we have Ramirez leaving the Cubs major league roster and moving on to the Iowa Cubs to mentor young hitters. That’s a shrewd move by Epstein. Don’t forget that Ramirez was one of the most-feared hitters in the entire league not long ago. He also has the advantage of being bilingual, which should help out the Cubs’ young prospects from Latin America. Epstein added that if Ramirez is open to show off his own skills, if the guy wants to return to the major leagues–but his job in Iowa is to teach. We’re thinking this could turn out to be a literal win/win situation for both sides.