Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dodgers Make an Offer

I've been far to preoccupied with the national elections lately so my posting here has been very sparse. Fortunately, with its conclusion everything should go back to normal- until at least the next crazy think comes around that ends up stealing my attention.

As many of you know the Baseball Winter Meetings are ongoing in Southern California and a little bit of news important to Dodger fans has popped up.

Colletti has made an offer to Scott Boras for Manny's services.
The Dodgers have made their initial offer to free-agent left fielder Manny Ramirez, Ned Colletti, their general manager, said on Wednesday afternoon as the second day of this year's annual General Managers Meetings came to a close.

The offer -- believed to be in the neighborhood of two years at $55 million -- was extended to Ramirez's agent, Scott Boras, on Tuesday night as the two sides met for the only time during the meetings, which end on Thursday.

"I'm not going to get specific about it, but it's an offer that would be the highest [average per season] in the history of the franchise and it would be the second highest [average] in baseball," Colletti said. "If you saw the bid, there's nothing we'd be embarrassed about."

That sounds about right. When you offer a large contract like that the last thing you want is to be tied up for too many years.

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