The Los Angeles Dodgers and Manny Ramirez have agreed to terms on a 2-year 45 Million Dollar contract which basically locks up the World Series for the Dodgers. OK, I admit I am a diehard fan and I am hoping my headline turns out to be true! Here is a picture of the real Manny fan in the family...my 9-year old son loves wearing his Manny wig!
I actually think this contract is a sign of the times. Yes, 45 Million Dollars is a lot of money to spend, but this is essentially the same contract that Manny's agent Scott Boras turned down 4 months ago. At that time he said that he would start negotiations when a "real" offer was put on the table. It looks like the economy has hit major league baseball as there was not one single team that was realistically interested in spending that type of money. It's funny how 4-months later that offer all of a sudden was "real" enough.