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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Kyle Deering   
Thursday, 26 February 2009 20:13

Transaction ReportDodgers G.M. Ned Colletti is expecting a response to the latest offer to free agent outfielder Manny Ramirez by Friday. Following a Wednesday meeting, which included Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and agent Scott Boras, Colletti was non-committal as to whether the latest offer by the Dodgers would be the final one.

As reported by MLB.com, "Scott knows where we stand," said Colletti, who added that he had not talked to Boras since the meeting. "It could be today, it could be tomorrow."

At the Dodger Stadium meeting, the club made its fourth offer to Ramirez, guaranteeing $25 million in 2009 and $20 million in 2010 -- then at the request of Boras, made 2010 a player option that would allow Ramirez another chance at free agency after the 2009 season if the market improved.

The offer was similar to the original one made by the Dodgers in November for the same dollar amount, but included a club option for a third year at $15 million and no player opt-out clause after the first year. Colletti feels that this is a major concession by the team, and the talks have appeared to intensify.

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