Manny Ramirez's camp has finally reached out to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Manny Ramirez rejected the Dodgers initial offer of 45 million dollars for two years with a third year option. Scott Boras didn't even respond to the offer by the Dodgers and wanted "serious" offers. From what Boras was implying, two years was an insult to Manny. According to Boras, Manny was deserving of a five to six year contract!
So what kind of "serious" offers has Manny received so far?
Could it have been the antics caused by Manny's rapid departure from the Boston Red Sox? Could it be that Manny can't be Manny anymore, where no team wants to go through the same type of media circus as Boston did? Is it our horrible economy?
The Mets are mixed on whether they want to try to go after Manny. Omar Minaya, who wants Manny on his team, has been told that he cannot go after Manny.
The Angels could use Manny, but they just signed Juan Rivera to a three year contract and have an abundance of outfielders.
The Yankees, on their crazy spending spree, could shell out more money for Manny, but their outfield is also crowded.
Manny has been linked to the Nationals, but let's be honest, who is going to play for a team that has small market value and probably will not be in the playoffs anytime soon?
Manny may be a liability in left field, where he may not display his best efforts defensively. However, he makes up for this with his offensive skills. With one swing of the bat, he can changed the outcome of the game.
The Dodgers need a big bat in their lineup. Andruw Jones is not the answer that the Dodgers are looking for.
Manny may be in Dodger blue before we know it. Hopefully in the 2009, we will know where Manny and his dreadlocks will be!