From @pgammo (Peter Gammons):
At the end of this season Manny will have made $205M in 12 years, and is back to his 2008 tricks. McCourt would love him to retire. Today
Hey, Manny hit 17 homers in 53 games for the Dodgers in 2008. We would LOVE for him to be back to his 2008 tricks. All he did was say something sane and realistic about next year ("I'm old, maybe I should DH in the AL. Oh, and baseball is fun") while cannily lowering expectations for this year. How dare he intend to enjoy himself this season??? I'm sure Gammons' assertion isn't inaccurate, but the only reason Frank McCourt would love for Manny to retire would be for the $20 million in savings.