While SI.com's Jon Heyman says that the Yankees "like the idea" of Manny Ramirez, reports from Newsday's Ken Davidoff and Mark Feinsaid of the Daily News indicate that members of team's front office are split on the free agent outfielder.


... There appears to be a disagreement between upper management (pro) and Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi (both con) on this.

After Cashman worked so hard to rid the clubhouse of malcontents like Gary Sheffield and Randy Johnson, the Yankees are going to bring in Manny? After the Yankees saw the Rays ride youth, speed, defense and positive chemistry all the way to the World Series, they're going to invest multiple years in Manny?


According to a source familiar with the Yankees' thinking, Brian Cashman has been lukewarm to the idea of signing Ramirez, but the rest of the front office - most notably Hal and Hank Steinbrenner - believes he is precisely what the Yankees need to bolster a lineup that underachieved in 2008.

Via Dave and Aziz and Yahoo! Sports.