You could actually make the argument that, because he’s already paid for his transgressions, his Hall of Fame slate is clean in the eyes of baseball and he shouldn’t have to continue to face this judgment. Bonds and Clemens, on the other hand, haven’t paid an MLB-mandated price. Manny’s done his walk of atonement. I’m all for making sure every visitor to Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame Gallery is made aware of his transgressions, too. Let’s add, “Ramirez was twice suspended for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy” to his plaque.
He’s one of the greatest right-handed hitters in baseball history. If, as so many smart baseball folks have said, the Hall is incomplete without Bonds (one of the five best hitters ever) and Clemens (one of the top five right-handed pitchers ever), it’s only a little less complete without Manny. He’s no Bonds, but he was a much better hitter than other sluggers (Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa) who have seen their Hall chances torpedoed by PED connections or admissions.
A day after learning Alex Reyes has a partial tear in his pitching elbow, the Cardinals say their top pitching prospect will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Alex Reyes, after review, will have a Tommy John surgery, #cardinals affirm. Paletta will do surgery here in Jupiter.
“I don’t like MRIs,” manager Mike Matheny told Cheap Dolphins Jerseys reporters Tuesday, via STLtoday.com. “I would rather he wasn’t getting that right now. There must be a significant reason to do it. Especially for this kid. Always think of it in terms of our club. You never want to have somebody walk in on the first day — even a guy we don’t know their name or their face — definitely don’t want this.”
Reyes, 22, is considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. In 46 innings last season, Reyes whiffed 52 and posted a 1.22 WHIP.