This isn’t Yankees news, but nonetheless, interesting news:
Manny Ramirez has rejected the Los Angeles Dodgers’ most recent contractual offer of $45 million for 2 seasons.
Here’s the press release from the Dodgers:
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers today received a letter from Scott Boras, the agent for Manny Ramirez, rejecting the offer that the club made yesterday. This rejection is the fourth by the agent in the club’s attempts to sign Manny.
“We love Manny Ramirez,” said Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt, “And we want Manny back, but we feel we are negotiating against ourselves. When his agent finds those ‘serious offers’ from other clubs, we’ll be happy to re-start the negotiations.
“Even with an economy that has substantially eroded since last November, out of respect for Manny and his talents, we actually improved our offer.
“So now, we start from scratch.”
I don’t know what Boras and Manny are smoking. I honestly think Boras has got it in Manny’s head that he is worth a 4 year contract. Unfortunately, since November, no one has wanted to give Manny a 4 year contract. The most he has gotten was a 3 year contract, and from the same team that he just rejected.
$45 for two years is more than what he left Boston for.
He’s being spoiled and selfish. Karma will get to him.