Dodgers Need To Get Serious
Dodgers need to be serious about Manny. AP Photo/Gus Ruelas
Two years, $55 million? Really Ned?
I really hope Ned Colletti and the Dodgers don’t think we’re going to buy it when they say they made every attempt to sign Manny Ramirez.
Granted he’s not a spring chicken, but Manny has shown no signs of wearing down. When pitchers were pitching around him during the playoffs, he still managed to get his share of hits. So if you’re going to make a serious attempt at Manny, at least give him a serious offer.
He’s said that he wants a six-year deal. So give him a four year deal with an option for the fifth.
I don’t see what the problem is.
Oh wait. This is an organization run by Frank McCourt. So of course rather than come straight out with what he wants to do, he will take us on a course straight out of Magellan. It goes like this: highly coveted free agent expresses interest in playing for the Dodgers; the Dodgers make a ridiculous low-ball offer; free agent rejects offer and signs with the Mets or the Yankees; Dodgers overpay for another free agent who is falling apart and is unwanted by every other team.
All the while the Dodgers will ride on the backs of the kids with their rookie contracts. Then when their contracts expire, repeat the above process.
I really hope this doesn’t happen to Manny. We’ve all witnessed what he’s done for the Dodgers. Many will say, “Look what he did to the Red Sox.”
Well if I’m not mistaken he was hitting .398 with an OPS of .927 and 20 homers with the Red Sox earlier in the season.
So Colletti, make a serious offer to Manny. If he rejects it, fine. But this two year nonsense is a joke and frankly is a very transparent and patronizing attempt to cover up the fact that you have no intention of signing Manny to begin with.