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Will Manny Ramirez Wear Dodger Blue This Spring?
For a city that loves their superstars so much, Manny Ramirez might leave Boston and nobody would care... unless he goes to the Yankees. But the best rumors have him coming to Chavez Ravine.
As much as LAist loves baseball, the Dodgers, and Dodger Stadium, it's been hard to cheer for anyone lately in Dodger Blue not named Nomah. Manny could solve that problem.
Here's what people in Beantown are saying:
"I think Manny is less than comfortable playing in Boston for whatever reason, that's his right. I think it's gotten to the point now where there's some thought that even though Manny might stay, he might not be here if he does. And I think the belief is that trading Manny and bringing somebody in would be more valuable than having a Manny here that didn't play. I don't know that to be a fact. That is pure speculation on my part." - Curt Schilling It would appear to be a given that Ramírez would demand, as a condition of any trade, that a team pick up at least one or both of his option years -- at $20 million per -- or negotiate a contract extension. Among other reasons he might be conducive to a trade to the Dodgers: He enjoyed a good relationship with manager Grady Little and was close to hitting coach Eddie Murray when they were teammates in Cleveland. - Boston Globe
Manny-to-L.A. makes sense because the Dodgers have the right combination of young players to make this deal work. Guys like Matt Kemp, James Loney and others could get the attention of Theo Epstein and the Red Sox' brass. - ProTrade
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