Tagged: Manny Ramirez

Manny Signs And This Time Its Real!

Because I already went over this, I will just copy the things I said earlier because I was right about it yesterday.
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Manny Ramirez has FINALLY agreed to a two-year, $45MM deal with the Dodgers.
It is really about time that he signed. I was actually thinking he
wasn’t going to play this year because of him and his agent’s, Scott
Boras, greed. In 53 games in L.A. he hit .396 with 17 HR’s, a 1.232
OBS, a 743 SLG, .489 OBP, 53 RBIs, and led the Dodgers to the playoffs.
Well I am glad the “Manny Sagas” are over with.
I believe this time it is real since other reporters are actually agreeing with it. 

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Details on the deal:
Two-year, $45MM deal with an opt-out clause after the first year.  The deal also includes no-trade protection. 25 million the first year, 20 the second. A portion money over the years is deferred. This is all pending a physical.

Next up… Peavy. Then….Brian Roberts. 

You Knew It Was Too Good To Be True

UPDATE! Scott Boras has teamed up with Barry Bond’s agent Jeff Borris to make a 2-1 signing! You can sign Manny and his buddy Barry all for only 50 million dollars over 2 years! They think it sounds much more attractive now that Bonds is in the picture. The Yankees and Dodgers are in the running for them. The Giants have now dropped out due to “finical issues.”
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Scratch that. Everybody except ESPN is reporting that it is false. Well, back to “Manny Being A Greedy Free Agent.” Tune in next week as we watch Scott Boras make trips to Japan, San Francisco, and New York looking for someone to pay his client what he wants.

Well here is a more interesting and sad story to read if you have not already read it.
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-deathofabatman&prov=ap&type=lgns

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Manny Ramirez has FINALLY agreed to a two-year, $45MM deal with the Dodgers. It is really about time that he signed. I was actually thinking he wasn’t going to play this year because of him and his agent’s, Scott Boras, greed. In 53 games in L.A. he hit .396 with 17 HR’s, a 1.232 OBS, a 743 SLG, .489 OBP, 53 RBIs, and led the Dodgers to the playoffs. Well I am glad the “Manny Sagas” are over with.

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Next up… Peavy. Then….Brian Roberts.

Outfielder or Pitcher? I’m Hoping Both

As most Braves fans know, this offseason we are trying to find an ace to help out Jurrjens and another pitcher, AND a power-hitting outfielder. Which one should we spend more money on? In my opinion it is pitching. The most possible options are Lowe, Peavy, Garland, Burnett, Sheets, Dempster, Tazawa, possibly Sabathia, and maybe even Oliver Perez. Outfield options are Holliday, Ordonez, maybe Nady or maybe Bay, Manny Ramirez (not likely but possible), Rocco Baldelli, Atkins is possible, Burrell, Dunn, Ibanez, Griffey, Andruw Jones (I have heard lots of talk about him), and Delmon Young. Wren might find most of his needs in the free agent market since he does not want to trade his prospects. 45 million to spend, but who are we gonna spend it on? I’m thinking we need to start trading to make it a little more and then going for Peavy, Burnett or Lowe, Ordonez or Holliday, and a new backup catcher who can hit over .250.

Changes to the Market
Brewers exercise option on Mike Cameron
Yankees sign Sergio Mitre
Rays declined 2009 options on Cliff Floyd and Trever Miller
Marlins Claim Dan Meyer off waivers from Athletics
The Royals exercised 2009 option with Miguel Olivo with possible 2010 option
Giants Sign Josh Phelps
Yankees Decline Options On Jason Giambi and Carl Pavano