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Manny Turns Down Dodgers' One-Year Offer

Posted on: February 2, 2009 8:41 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2009 9:32 am

1:33am: Ramirez has turned down the Dodgers' one-year offer, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.  The Dodgers have confirmed it.

Hernandez lists the Mets, Giants and Nationals as teams that are monitoring Ramirez' market.

The Dodgers could find themselves in a bind if Ramirez receives a multi-year offer from another club. If Ramirez is offered what he considers a fair deal, sources close to him say that he wouldn't grant the Dodgers a chance to match it, forcing the Dodgers to go into Spring Training without their only star attraction and reliable run producer.

Hernandez believes the Dodgers could possibly pursue free agent outfielders Adam Dunn or Bobby Abreu if they don't re-sign Ramirez.

9:11pm Monday:'s Jayson Stark reports that Ramirez and agent Scott Boras were given a 48-hour deadline to either accept or reject the offer. 

7:40pm Monday: According to Tony Jackson of the Los Angeles Daily News, the Dodgers have made another offer to Manny Ramirez.  This time it's a one-year deal worth $25MM.

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti confirmed that the offer was made last night.  "We are still trying to sign Manny, and we hope that this will make him happy,'' Colletti said.  The team's first offer was two years, $45 million with a club option for 2011.  As Jackson notes, these are the only known offers extended to Ramirez since he filed for free agency last fall.


Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2009 6:51 pm

Manny Turns Down Dodgers' One-Year Offer

Let me start by saying that I am not a Dodger fan, I am a fan of baseball.  Personally I think the Dodgers have done nothing wrong in their approach to Manny and their contract offers to him.

What has gone in either by Boras and/or Boras/Manny, is what happens when you overvalue you place in the market.  Clearly the market is NOT their for aging sluggers and Boras's insistence that Manny is the reason fans come to the ballpark is misguided at best, and arrogant at worse.  I hope the Dodgers continue to draw the line in the sand and not offer beyond their original 2 year offer.  To me it is not about the money, since Baseball money is funny money anyway, it is about rewarding Boras's behaviour and enabling Manny to be Manny.  He had a long term deal with the Red Sox and decided to opt out because he felt he was underpaid, well in this market clearly he was OVERPAID.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2009 6:36 pm

Manny Turns Down Dodgers' One-Year Offer

All of this going on with Manny is just him being Greedy and seeing what he can get. 25 mil for one year apparently isnt enough for Manny who isnt gonna get much more than that a year if he looks closely enough.

Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2009 8:32 am

Manny Turns Down Dodgers' Second Offer

Boras and Ramirez are what's wrong with professional sports especially baseball.  Boras is a vampire,  Ramirez is a mercenary.  I hope they wait so long that the market drops to about 15 million per one year.  Why would he turn down one year for 25 million?  I know why, he's not being shown any "Respect."  Lol.

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2009 11:07 pm

Dodgers Make Second Offer To Manny

COLLETTI!!!!!  Sign this circus act already!  Then the Giants can sign Abreu, a true class act compared to this butt-zit.

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