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Dodgers Offer $25 Million to Manny Ramirez

Still unsigned in the first week of February, Manny Ramirez is running out of options. His agent, Scott Boras, is consistently seeking a 4-6 year deal for $25-30 million per year, but is having trouble finding a buyer due to the state of the economy. The Dodgers Monday night made it clear they want Ramirez back, but on their terms.

Los Angeles made a one-year, $25 million offer to the free agent slugger, which would make him the second-highest paid player in the game behind Alex Rodriguez. It would also give him another contract year and a shot at free agency next year presumably when the economy is better.

Two months ago, the Dodgers offered Manny a two-year, $45 million deal with a club option for 2011, but Manny turned away and sought employment elsewhere. Manny had a clear destination with the Yankees until they signed Mark Teixeira, which in turn hurt Manny’s value.

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  1. Dodgers Offer $25 Million to Manny Ramirez: Still unsigned in the first week of February, Manny Ramirez is runni.. http://tinyurl.com/b9qm5r

    Posted by Sports of Boston | February 3, 2009, 3:39 am
  2. [...] Post a comment I’m not really sure at all what Manny Ramirez is thinking. The Dodgers offered him a chance to be $25 million player for one season, and then re-enter free agency next year when the economy is in better shape. [...]

    Posted by Ramirez, Boras Turn Down Dodgers Offer | Sports of Boston | February 3, 2009, 1:16 pm

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