According to numerous published reports, Red Sox Outfielder Manny Ramirez seems to have had a change of heart this offseason.
Going into the last guaranteed year of a mega deal contract might have that effect on you.
Ramirez has been working out in Tempe Arizona at the Athlete's Performance Institute. Manny has also indicated that he'll be at the Red Sox training facility day one, whereas he's failed to show up on time the previous two spring training report dates.
At thirty five years of age, Manny's body has begin to wear and tear. Last season, late in the season, Manny suffered a second injury in two years that hampered his production down the stretch.
The Red Sox hold a $20 million option on Ramirez, so to put it bluntly, Ramirez needs to get his ass into shape.