Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Theo Hires Manny As Cubs Hitting Consultant

Jon Lester, David Ross, Kevin Youkilis—and now, Manny Ramirez! The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have hired Manny to be a major-league hitting consultant. Last week, it was reported that Youk was also hired by Theo Epstein as a part-time scouting and player development consultant. Be honest, whenever you think of Manny and Youk, you think: "Consultant". Anyway, Theo made the following comments about Manny, "Sometimes people say Manny is a hitting savant, but there was a lot of hard work that went into it in Boston. He's definitely thought through a lot of aspects of hitting. He's got a real intuition about what hitters are trying to do and what pitchers are trying to do to hitters and how to maintain proper swing mechanics." Manny being mechanic!