So if Manny has another 3-4 years left in him, how many home runs do you think he will end up with? I'd say 635....but that might be on the conservative side.
The 36-year-old Ramirez struck out on three pitches in the first inning Wednesday against top San Francisco prospect Madison Bumgarner, the 10th player taken in the 2007 draft. Bumgarner, 19, is expected to start the season at Class-A San Jose after going 15-3 with a 1.46 ERA at Class-A Augusta in 2008.
"He's great. He's nasty," said Ramirez, who fouled off two fastballs before swinging over a curve. "Good fastball. Good curve. Sneaky."
Told he will be facing Bumgarner for the next five years, Ramirez chuckled.
"You crazy," he said. "I'm not going to play that long."