Starlin Castro had a miserable first half of 2015 but turned things around late in the season. Not enough to keep him in the Cubs’ long term plans, but enough to make him a viable trade candidate, which is how he ended up on the Yankees.
Castro spoke to David Lennon of Newsday and said that the reason for the turnaround was none other than Manny Ramirez, who is a hitting consultant for the Cubs. The two of them worked together closely and Castro says that they have kept in contact all offseason. He may even get some pointers from Ramirez as the season goes on.
If it continues to work and Castro is a key contributor to Yankees success, that makes Manny Ramirez a Yankees hero, right?