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?