Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez predicts that 2010 will be the last year for him in Dodger Blue. The Dodgers picked up his $20 million option this year, but after that, they aren’t likely to bring him back, according to what Ramirez told the LA Times.
“I know I’m not going to be here next year,” Ramirez said.
So, you don’t think the Dodgers will bring you back?
“I doubt it, I don’t know,” he said. “I’m happy to be here. I’m going to try to enjoy myself.”
So why is it you think that you won’t be a Dodger beyond this year? “I don’t know,” he said. “I just know that I’m not going to be here.”
Are you retiring? What’s the deal?
“I don’t know about tomorrow, but I know about today, so….” he said. “When the season is over, I want to see where I’m at. If I play, I play. If they let me play, I play.”
That’s sounds about right coming from Manny. We don’t know what to make, if anything, of his responses. But, he is getting up there in age and thinks he still deserves a high price tag, so it’s not out of the question that he hangs them up because no one will pay what he thinks an aging, lazy outfielder is worth.