I heard from A-Rods cousin that Manny will be signing with the Dodgers. Word on the street is that Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers are close to announcing they have reached an agreement. This is still at the rumor stage, because I haven’t heard any official announcement or anyone confirm it.
Everyone knows he will go back to the Dodgers. There is a lot of Giants fan that still have hope that Manny will sign with the Giants. I was listening to Larry Baer (Giants President) on the radio last night. He said that the Giants have still been talking to Manny’s agent Scott Boras. He said they haven’t made an offer cause Scott hasn’t asked them to. Plus they don’t want to make an offer, so he can just go right back to the Dodgers with it. Sounds like they are just going to wait around and hope Manny and the Dodgers just cut off contract talk.
The Giants are pretty low-key when they go after a player. Just like the Zito signing. No one knew the Giants were really in it to try to get him and then they signed him out of no where. A lot of Giants fans are hoping the same thing will happen with Manny.
The Dodgers have way more to lose if they don’t sign Manny. They have had Manny and know what he can do to get them in the playoffs. If they lose his bat then that means they will have lost him and pretty much they whole starting rotation. I can’t see the Dodgers at the top of the NL West without Manny. This is going to be the weakest division but can’t still go anyway. All the NL West teams have their weaknesses which means it’s still anyone’s division.
~King of Cali
A local writer in the Bay Area has said that he thinks the Dodgers have made their final offer to Manny Ramirez. We all know that the Dodgers have made 3 offers but none of them seem to be anywhere near what Ramirez wants. I still think there is no way Manny will end up with anyone else other than the Dodgers, but a lot of Giants fan feel they can snag him now if they really want him. It’s hard to believe that Manny is still a free agent and were a little over a week away from the start of spring training.
Only time will tell how this Manny drama will end. Will he hold out past the start of the season and wait to get signed in May? I wish I knew the answer. I’m sure everyone wishes he would just pick a team and sign already. This Manny story has been getting old, but he’s such a big player to still be without a team. Manny could end up really screwing himself if he holds out to long. Teams that have the money for Manny might get tired of waiting and sign other players like Adam Dunn or Bobby Abreu.
Barry Zito has been trying to get updates from Scott Boras about Manny Ramirez but he said Boras is being to professional. He won’t give Zito any insight either. It’s just a waiting game for everyone. The Dodgers have much more to lose by not signing Manny. They had the Dodgers and the Giants never had him.
Are you guys tired of the Manny rumors or do you love this because it’s part of baseball?
~King of Cali
It seems like it’s a game of chicken with the Dodgers and Manny Ramirez. The Dodgers yesterday made an offer to Manny for 1 year $25
million. Manny rejected the offer very fast. Seems like his mind is set to get the contract he wants or hold out. Right now I don’t think Manny cares where he goes. He just wants the money and years. If any teams are ready to step up then come on down and pick up your Manny Ramirez. The Giants now have their chance to make a two year offer to Manny to try to steal him from the Dodgers.
“We still want to sign Manny,” Colletti said earlier Monday. “We still want to make him a Dodger. That hasn’t changed.”
The Dodgers chairman Frank McCourt the Dodgers still want Manny back but did say “at some point, we have to move on”. If the Dodgers don’t get Manny a lot of people believe that they will end up with Adam Dunn. Dunn did already get a contract offer from the Nationals. He hasn’t rejected that offer and it has been on the table for a while. Seems like Adam would rather sign somewhere else. Maybe the Dodgers?
If anyone wanted there team to sign Ty Wigginton. I hope you’re an Orioles fan, cause they signed him to a 2 year contract.
~King of Cali
The word on Manny Ramirez right now is that him and Scott Boras are considering an offer
from the Giants. The offer is 3 years and a club option for the 4th year. I have not been able to find out how much per year.
Manny make perfect sense for the Giants. They will get their number 4 hitter that they have been looking for. This is a guy that would be able to change the outlook of game by himself. With the good starting pitching that the Giants have. They should pay the money for Manny Ramirez. Like they said on MLB Network. “Manny is a division changer. With the pitching and Manny the Giants will be the favorites in the NL West.
The outfield is already set with Aaron Rowand, Randy Winn and Fred Lewis. Fred Lewis will move to the bench and Manny will be in Left Field. Fred Lewis would still be getting a lot of playing time. He can play all 3 outfield positions. He can also come in for defense in the late innings. Now it’s time to play the waiting game and see what Manny decides to do. I’m sure he will want to go back to the Dodgers. AT&T park is not a hitter friendly park.
-King of Cali