Monday, February 02, 2009

Dodgers Offer Manny More for Less

Manny Ramirez has indicated he's seeking a long-term deal. So the Dodgers, after pulling their two-year, $45 million offer, are now offering one year at $25 million. Somehow I don't think this is the direction Scott Boras wanted to go in.

Diamond Leung thinks the new offer may allow Ramirez to reassess his timeline:

But accepting $25 million with a week before spring training starts might now be an option for Ramirez given that he would be able to re-enter the free-agent market next year when suitors might be more prevalent.

Meanwhile, Tony Jackson sniffs the scent of "take it or leave it" in the air:

But it also has been hinted to me -- not told to me in so many words, but hinted to me -- that this is akin to a final offer and that the Dodgers will "move on" if Ramirez turns up his nose at it.

Jackson also says we may have an answer by Wednesday.

Your move, Giants.

(Thanks to SoSG reader "A.O." for the heads-up!)