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Here’s A Prediction: Manny Won’t Be A Dodger Next Season

Posted by Mike on October 16, 2008

Could Mannywood have ended last night after only 61 games ? It just might have, because Dodgers owner Frank McCourt who is from Boston, is a bit stingy with money, and Jon Heyman of CNNSI who is good friends with Scott Boras (Manny’s agent) is reporting that Ramirez may want a 6-year deal for $25 Million per season. A $150 Million dollar contract for a 36-year-old outfielder who will have a tough time covering ground, and will soon begin to decline at the plate is an awful lot to spend. Also, his latest comments to his PR person/ LA Times Columnist T.J. Simers won’t make Dodgers owner McCourt happy:

If Frank McCourt, the image-minded owner of the Dodgers who talks about winning championships while raising prices every chance he gets, doesn’t throw every available dime at Ramirez, he can never again be believed.

Ned [Colletti] and I will talk,” McCourt says after the game, but when asked, isn’t it a no-brainer? he says, “It’s not a no-brainer to bring him back. It takes two to tango.”

McCourt has proven to date to be a good tap dancer, but the tango with agent Scott Boraswill be something else, Ramirez laughing when McCourt shakes his hand and says, “We’ll talk soon.”

“You see,” Ramirez says, “that’s the second time he’s talked to me. The other time was the day I arrived.”

“I just want to go home [to Florida] and spend some time with my family,” Ramirez says, while adding with a grin, “I want to see who is the highest bidder. Gas is up and so am I.”

It’s quite simple. Whoever offers Ramirez the most money is the team he will play for. It could be the Mets, Blue Jays, or maybe even the Yankees. The Dodgersshould not expect any loyalty from Manny and if you’re offer is one dollar less then the next, he’s bolting to that team.

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One Response to “Here’s A Prediction: Manny Won’t Be A Dodger Next Season”

  1. DDP said

    Manny also called himself a 5 tool player. He can hit for power, hit for average, fake a hamstring injury, lie about a deceased grandmother and disrupt a team’s chemistry all on his own. Quite the talent.

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