Monday Night Open Thread

Heyman: Yankees sign Wilkin Castillo to minor league deal
Scouting the Free Agent Market: Brett Anderson

So it seems former Yankees nemesis Manny Ramirez is following the Julio Franco career path. Ramirez, now 44, has signed with the Kochi Fighting Dogs (unfortunate team name is unfortunate) of the Shikoku Island League in Japan. They’re an independent team. The Long Island Ducks of Japan, basically. Manny hasn’t played in MLB since 2011 or at all since 2014. He’s actually on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. As much as I hated him crushing the Yankees, goodness could Ramirez hit. One of the greatest right-handed hitters of all-time.

Anyway, this is the open thread for the evening. Clemson and Alabama are playing the college football National Championship Game tonight (8pm ET on ESPN), which is a pretty big deal. The Knicks and Devils are also playing, and you’ve got plenty of college hoops on the schedule too. Discuss those games, Manny’s comeback, or anything else right here.

Heyman: Yankees sign Wilkin Castillo to minor league deal
Scouting the Free Agent Market: Brett Anderson