Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Big Compromiser?

From Diamond:

Manny Ramirez is speaking out, and he's willing to "compromise" and accept deferred payments in a contract to re-sign with the Dodgers, agent Scott Boras said in a statement Sunday.

Boras said Ramirez directed him to make the Dodgers a third two-year contract proposal "with some deferred compensation," placing the value of the contract at $43.5 million. The second-year player option was not specified in the statement, but was something Boras wanted included in previous two-year offers.

Ramirez apparently now wants a contract in between the two-year, $45 million contract without deferrals that Boras proposed on Friday and the team's two-year, $45 million offer with deferrals that Boras values at $42 million.