Manny Ramirez Deal with the LA Dodgers Is Dunn...Right?

Miguel SalcidoContributor IFebruary 11, 2009

The Washington Nationals announced that they have signed Adam Dunn to a two-year deal today. Also announced was the the signing of Bobby Abreu by the Angels to a one-year deal. Wow! What does that mean for the Dodgers?

Adam Dunn was speculated, with good cause, to be the top target for the Dodgers after Manny Ramirez. And Bobby Abreu was believed to be third in line on the wish list. So, if the Dodgers did not sign Manny Ramirez to a deal, they would go after Dunn, and if they could not sign Dunn, they would then go after Abreu.

But wait a minute, both Abreu and Dunn have already signed, and the Dodgers still do not have Manny signed to a deal! Oh my, that really throws a wrench in the Dodgers' plans. Or does it? Boras will really have a lot of ammo to force the Dodgers to give up the dollars and the years. Or does it?

I am going to call it here right now. Manny Ramirez has already signed a deal with the Dodgers! Yes, I said it.

I have to believe that the only reason that Abreu AND Dunn have both been able to sign, and on the same day mind you, is because they are no longer blocked by Manny Ramirez. I am also guessing that the Dodgers are not dumb enough to allow them both to sign if they did not already have Manny signed.

Well, so what do you have to say about that? I want to know who disagrees or agrees and why. Only time will tell though.