Angels linked to Manny, Vlad

The Angels, searching for offense, appear to be interested in both Manny Ramirez and Vladimir Guerrero as free agents, according to a report by Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes. Citing sources, Rojas reports that both players are closing in on deals. One source suggests Ramirez is likely to sign by the beginning of next week.

The Angels, Twins, Rangers, Rays and Blue Jays have shown some interest in Ramirez, but Minnesota is out after signing Jim Thome. The Angels, Rangers and Rays appear to be pursuing him most aggressively. Rojas hears that Ramirez is determined to redeem himself after a disappointing season, and money is not his primary concern.

Guerrero, according to a source, believes the Orioles have the inside track on signing him, but the Angels are another possibility. – Lyle Spencer

 

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I would love to see Vlad back in Anahiem, despite the many arguments against that move. However, I am unsure about Manny. His personality seems to be somewhat poisonous in the clubhouse. Vlad, one the other hand, has proven his leadership (especially among the Latin-American players who routinely gathered at his home before games). I would be willing to trade Rivera to make room for Big Daddy Vladdy. Though in light of the Angels offseason moves and my general skepticism, I doubt we will see this happen.

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