Once again, all is quiet

Was just told that nothing of significance transpired up at Chavez Ravine today. I did learn today, however, from a source close to the Giants that they would be willing to go to two years with Manny Ramirez, although it likely would have to be at an average annual salary south of $20 million. If you believe that the Dodgers and Giants are the only teams left in this thing, then it would appear that Manny and Scott Boras are caught between a rock and a hard place. That is, if you consider one year at $25 million a rock and two years at maybe $18 each a hard place. These big-league ballplayers have it rough, don’t they?

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  • Brooklyn Dodger

    They certainly do have it rough. Just give me anything greater than zero to the right of the decimal point, and I’d be happy.

    I suspect that the Dodgers would probably re-visit $45/2, or perhaps even go to $50/2.

  • Luke McCain

    I think when Manny first came to the Dodgers, he said that he already made 170 million in his career and he just wanted to be happy. If that is true, why is he quibbling about a couple of million one way or the other?
    For those of us on the lower end of the financial scale, we can’t afford to take our family to a game anymore. Last year I went to a Class A game in Modesto and had just as much fun as I do at Dodger Stadium and I could afford to sit right behind home plate. I almost wouldn’t mind if the MLB would fire every player after six years if the teams would roll back the prices of tickets, parking and concessions. I miss the old days when O’Malley kept the prices low and did not plaster ads on every square inch of the ballpark.

  • karmabad

    I was thinking the EXACT same thing, “I think when Manny first came to the Dodgers, he said that he already made 170 million in his career and he just wanted to be happy. If that is true, why is he quibbling about a couple of million one way or the other?”

    They need a huge reality check…they as in the Dodgers, Manny, Boras, etc…people are losing their jobs left and right. This year is going to be a major test for the MLB to bring in fans who probably cannot afford to go to games due this economic mess…meanwhile we have these clueless players and agents publicly declining MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO PLAY A CHILD’S GAME! Screw them!