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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Adding Blake and Manny definitely makes their offense a good offense. It makes them the favorite for the West, IMO. Yeah, defense will suck, but offensive upgrades will outweigh that. Andruw Jones isn't going to play. Pierre will be 4th outfielder, defensive replacement.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing nice call!

Although their D is solid outside of ManRam.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can definitely see why the Yankees weren't sad to see him go to the NL.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can still salvage this. 5 years $120M for Manny. Do it Colletti, just do it!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ValueArb wrote:
We can still salvage this. 5 years $120M for Manny. Do it Colletti, just do it!!!!!


Let's all go over to the Dodgers' site, sign up, and start a "grass roots" campaign to convince Colletti that such a contract is what the fans want! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Boras: “On behalf of Manny Ramirez, we will, for the first time, begin accepting serious financial offers on Friday."
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scott Boras: “On behalf of Manny Ramirez, we will, for the first time, begin accepting serious financial offers on Friday."


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

la took offer off table, nit that it matters, but i thought it was interesting
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manny...

Manny Ramirez is growing extremely upset about the lack of suitors for his services, so much so that he has told friends he would contemplate retirement if a suitable offer doesn't arrive soon, a person close to the situation told Newsday.


Ramirez told a friend that he spends most of his time working out, watching cartoons and playing video games. He'd much rather be speaking to his agent Scott Boras about high-stakes negotiations.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Manny...

Manny Ramirez is growing extremely upset about the lack of suitors for his services, so much so that he has told friends he would contemplate retirement if a suitable offer doesn't arrive soon, a person close to the situation told Newsday.


Ramirez told a friend that he spends most of his time working out, watching cartoons and playing video games. He'd much rather be speaking to his agent Scott Boras about high-stakes negotiations.


That makes two things Manny and my 2-year old cousin have in common. Whining and cartoons.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manny ain't walking away from another big payday. Not after how he pouted his way out of Boston, wanting to test free agency.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that Texeria has signed with the Yankees it seems that Manny's only landing spot will be back in LA. Fortunately for everyone else, he'll have to take less alary than he wanted and wont be happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodgers trying to dump Andruw to the Mets

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3798671

Omar can't have enough Latinos on that team
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dodgers trying to dump Andruw to the Mets

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3798671

Omar can't have enough Latinos on that team


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was reading the comments section on the current situation between Manny and the Dodgers over at mlbtraderumors.com and came across this:

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all we need is manny and 2 pitchers i would love to see if the dodgers could trade kemp away with prospects for halladay and see if the dodgers could sign dunn and manny so maybe manny could play center

Posted by: dodgers1994 | December 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM


From your lips to Colletti's ears. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Druws contract is being reworked / defferred.

http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hot_stove/posts/37244

Apparently this is supposed to make him more attractive to other teams so he can be traded. Ok - i guess...

Not sure why anyone would want him regardless.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qudjy1 wrote:
Looks like Druws contract is being reworked / defferred.

http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hot_stove/posts/37244

Apparently this is supposed to make him more attractive to other teams so he can be traded. Ok - i guess...

Not sure why anyone would want him regardless.



The first post under that article.... didnt realize the EXPOS existed any more.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Henry Schulman describes the divide between the Giants' limit and Scott Boras' request for Manny Ramirez: Boras wants four years with a fifth-year vesting option, while the Giants probably won't exceed two years.

Manny is Boras' last great project of the offseason. If he can somehow play the Giants and Dodgers off each other, maybe he gets that third guaranteed year.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times tonight wrote:
Colletti says nothing new in Manny Ramirez talks

Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said he has been waiting for Scott Boras to make a counter offer since the Dodgers made their initial proposal in November. The Dodgers won't consider improving their offer until they get an indication that Ramirez would scale back his demands for a four- or five-year deal.

Boras said that Colletti has "a very clear understanding of what it would take to sign Manny."

Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa said signing Ramirez is key.

"Without Manny in the lineup, I won't say we can't score runs but we'll be like we were at the beginning of last year," Bowa said, referring to a period when the Dodgers struggled offensively. "Manny is sort of that constant in that lineup. With the kids, you don't know what you're going to get."

Bowa is also hopeful a deal can be done before the start of camp.

"I think it's important, especially if he's a key player," Bowa said. "Just being around, getting that rapport, it helps out."

If Ramirez is a free agent when camp opens, Bowa added, it could be a distraction for the team.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times tonight wrote:
Colletti says nothing new in Manny Ramirez talks

Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said he has been waiting for Scott Boras to make a counter offer since the Dodgers made their initial proposal in November. The Dodgers won't consider improving their offer until they get an indication that Ramirez would scale back his demands for a four- or five-year deal.

Boras said that Colletti has "a very clear understanding of what it would take to sign Manny."

Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa said signing Ramirez is key.

"Without Manny in the lineup, I won't say we can't score runs but we'll be like we were at the beginning of last year," Bowa said, referring to a period when the Dodgers struggled offensively. "Manny is sort of that constant in that lineup. With the kids, you don't know what you're going to get."

Bowa is also hopeful a deal can be done before the start of camp.

"I think it's important, especially if he's a key player," Bowa said. "Just being around, getting that rapport, it helps out."

If Ramirez is a free agent when camp opens, Bowa added, it could be a distraction for the team.


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Kind of undercuts any leverage Colletti might have. Bowa's always been a bit crazy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbs2.com tonight wrote:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have offered Manny Ramirez a one-year, $25 million contract, according to the Daily News.

The Dodgers originally offered Manny a 2-year, $45 million contract with a option for a third year at $60 million total but pulled the offer.

There are no other known offers for Ramirez.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cbs2.com tonight wrote:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have offered Manny Ramirez a one-year, $25 million contract, according to the Daily News.

The Dodgers originally offered Manny a 2-year, $45 million contract with a option for a third year at $60 million total but pulled the offer.

There are no other known offers for Ramirez.


Smart move offering just one year. Coletti knows he has all the leverage, and keeping it a one-year deal means they're less likely to get the loafing/lackadaisical Manny.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Already turned down...

Manny Ramirez turns down Dodgers offer
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That didn't take long. Wonder where Manny expects to play in 2009?

From azentropy's linked article:

Despite proclamations from Boras last week that he started negotiating with other clubs and that he expected Ramirez to be signed by the start of spring training, the Dodgers seem to believe that the player has nowhere else to go.

The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals are among the teams known to be monitoring Ramirez's situation but don't appear inclined to pay him more than $20 million a season. The Angels failed to re-sign All-Star first baseman Mark Teixeira, another Boras client, but have said they won't bid for Ramirez.

By taking the offer, Ramirez would have become the second-highest-paid player in baseball behind Alex Rodriguez and could have reentered the free-agent pool in a year.

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.
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