There was no need to wait till Friday to get word on how the latest offer from the Dodgers to Manny Ramirez, a $45 million deal with $25 million in 2009, with a $20 million player option for 2010 was received.
The Dodgers today received a letter from Scott Boras, the agent Ramirez, rejecting the offer that the club made yesterday.Â This rejection is the fourth by the agent in the clubâs attempts to sign Manny.
âWe love Manny Ramirez,â said Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt in a statement, âAnd we want Manny back, but we feel we are negotiating against ourselves.Â When his agent finds those âserious offersâ from other clubs, weâll be happy to re-start the negotiations.
âEven with an economy that has substantially eroded since last November, out of respect for Manny and his talents, we actually improved our offer.Â
âSo now, we start from scratch.â
Source: Los Angeles Dodgers
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