Can you find it in your Heart to spare some change for Manny Ramirez?

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with NAI Tampa Bay

Silence is the loudest noise!

You can hear a pin drop to the ground, shatter the ground and collapse in on itself in the Manny Ramirez Saga...

 

 

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As of 01/20/2009, Manny has received 1 short-term offer from Ned Colletti's Los Angeles Dodgers, and while there had been a buzz about Manny a little while ago.  The LA Angels, NY Yankees and NY Mets all appear out of the running...

Bare in mind, Manny has severely burned the bridge with Boston and no hindsight exists there.

The LA Dodgers offerred $45mm for 2 years with a 3rd year option for $15mm... The offer was ignored and the dodgers pulled it off the table after the snub.  ManRam wants long term, but all teams are wary of a long-term commitment in this economy for a hornory guy who turns 37 in 2009.

We think Manny may actually get some good advice from his agent and save a little face and take the dodgers original offer with maybe a bone thrown in like the 3rd year going from $15mm to $20mm.

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Rainmaker
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Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

It's nice to get a little break away from chatting real estate.  Coletti is playing ManRam like a fiddle.  Boras actually might have gotten out played on this one as I predict ManRam to sign with the Dodgers for less than the original offer.  OK I'm a biased as a season ticket holder and the proud father of a 9-year old dread lock wig wearing son...Dodger Stadium is electric with Manny at the plate.

Jan 20, 2009 10:48 AM #1
Rainer
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Rob Nelson
Crye-Leike Realty - Bella Vista, AR
Your Neighborhood Realtor

High risk, if Manny is happy he is an other-worldly hitter , if he's not happy, more trouble than he's worth. So if he wanted a long term contract and doesn't get it will he be happy? Too bad he can't be paid per win, or paid 1 million per gold glove haha

Jan 20, 2009 10:53 AM #2
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Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent

I concur... He needs them more then they need him, but they need him

Jan 20, 2009 10:54 AM #3
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Casey Joiner
Scenic Sotheby's International Realty www.caseyjoiner.com - Destin, FL
Scenic Sotheby's International Realty

In the world of negotiation....he's not looking good. 

Jan 20, 2009 12:00 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Not only is he not looking good, but the long dreadlocks have to go!  Sorry, couldn't resist!

Jan 20, 2009 02:25 PM #5
Rainer
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Mike Manns
B4 U Close Home Inspections - Jackson, TN
Jackson Madison Co. Home Inspector

I really can't stand the way baseball has turned away from the baseball purest.

Jan 24, 2009 12:19 AM #6
Rainer
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Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent

Casey ~ I would say its the dodgers way or the highway!

Cindy ~ The dreads are just Manny being Manny!

Mike ~ I couldn't agree more...

Jan 24, 2009 12:23 AM #7
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Manny won't get any good advice from his agent.

Remember his agent is Scott Boras and all he does is work the money. He has no regard for the economy or anything but his bottom line.

Manny's a great player and I'd love him on my team. But overpaying for anyone these days is ludicrous.

It's hard to feel sorry for him. I just don't know how he's going to get by on 15+ mil a year!!!

Jan 24, 2009 01:25 PM #8
Rainer
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Ted Komenda
Dunhill Group - Osterville, MA

I sincerely hope that though illegal these GM's get together and collectively decided not to offer Manny anything!  I think what Ramirez did leaving Boston was terrible for the sport and he now is feeling the pain....

Ted

Jan 26, 2009 03:52 AM #9
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Scott Cowan
RE/MAX Professionals - Olympia, WA

Manny still is not signed... where will he land? Many teams could use his services. But I worry that his attitude will get in the way unless he gets top shelf money... I sure would love to see him in Seattle but I know that will not happen.. We cannot even sign Griffey....

Feb 15, 2009 04:48 PM #10
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Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

Tiger pitcher Kenny Rogers fired Boras before the 2008 season and negotiated his own contract.  Why?  Because Boras was looking for an outrageous contract from the Tigers, which thankfully, Rogers knew was unreasonable.  So, you gotta ask....who is greedier and holding things up, Manny or Boras?  I'm no Manny fan, and quite frankly, would love to see him sit out the season!  Is it time for a salary cap in baseball?

Mar 01, 2009 09:26 PM #11
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Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent

Marianne,

I agree.  I think Manny is the greedy hand wringing mizer behind the curtain and Boras is the showman who takes the heat, just doing and saying what his client wants him to... (<--- Laughing because it sounds familiar)  I like the dodgers, so it stings a little to watch him pull this on them.  At this point, I would like to see one more attempt (making 4) from the Dodgers and then walk away and let Manny stew about getting approx. 7-9 million less per season from maybe the SF Giants, Angels, etc.

 

Mar 02, 2009 12:47 AM #12
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