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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Evan Nuckles   
Saturday, 28 February 2009 13:23
Transaction ReportThe Los Angeles Dodgers continued dialogue with agent Scott Boras on Friday, with no progress being made after Manny Ramirez declined the latest offer by the team on Thursday night. Dodger G.M. Ned Colletti indicated that compensation issues have brought the negotiation to a stalemate.

According to the AP, the issue separating the sides now appears to be how it will be paid out -- either the total over the next two years, or spread out through 2013. "Deferred compensation was part of the deal from the very beginning," Colletti said. "I have asked Scott many times to tell us where we are at, what we are bidding against, to tell us what we have to meet. We have yet to be told what the parameters are," Colletti said. Boras did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press to his offices in Newport Beach, Calif.

The San Francisco Giants continue to keep an eye on the situation, but have yet to make a formal offer for the free-agent slugger. The Dodgers are continuing to try an reach an accord, but management is expressing frustration with the process. "It's obviously been the longest negotiation, thought process I've ever been a part of," Colletti said. "I'm frustrated because we're here for spring training, too, to evaluate the club and try to make the club as good as we can. "I missed the first [spring game] to fly back because I thought it was a serious enough meeting that we wanted to try to bring something to a head. This is important, certainly, Manny is someone we really want on this club. There is a lot to do in the course of a day, and the vast majority of it is spent on this subject."

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