Dodgers Make Manny Another Offer
Ken Rosenthal over at foxpsorts.com is reporting that the Dodgers have come back with a new offer for still unsigned outfielder Manny Ramirez.
The deal, according to Rosenthal's sources, would be two years, $45 million with the right to become a free agent after the first season. Manny would make $25 million this year and $20 million in 2010.
So now we play the waiting game. Hard to say what Ramirez is waiting for, the money he wants doesn't seem to be out there given the economic climate and the Dodgers clearly want him. The free agency stipulation would seem to suit him, allowing for him to seek out greener pastures should he see fit after this year.
Speculation that negotiations were heating up intensified today as Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti was absent from the team's spring training opener.
This marks the first official offer made this week yet the Dodgers (or at least members of the organization) have still kept it interesting.
Earlier this week, an employee in the Dodgers' ticket office, was trying to get fans to sign up for season tickets with this pitch: "I wanted to be the first to tell you the Dodgers are on the verge of signing Manny Ramirez! A little insider info!"
Now, I never took any business classes in college, but this seems like a bad idea, but who knows, this particular sales rep may be proven psychic if this deal gets done this week.
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