Five Dodgers file for free agency — including Manny

Manny Ramirez led a contingent that also included Joe Beimel, Casey Blake, Derek Lowe and Greg Maddux. These guys didn’t waste any time, especially the Scott Boras clients. Manny, D-Lowe and Maddux all use the services of the Newport Beach-based superagent, and there is at least a decent chance that all three are headed elsewhere. Today was the first day of the free-agent filing period, which won’t end until Nov. 13. After that, teams can start negotiating. Teams can negotiate with their OWN free-agent players NOW, but none of these Boras clients is going to sign before testing the market.