Did Dodgers trim the Manny field?

November 09, 2008|By PETER SCHMUCK

The offer the Dodgers made to Manny Ramirez was a brilliant public relations move and could turn out to be a very impactful event. Of course, Ramirez isn't going to accept the reported two-year, $50 million offer that apparently includes an option for a third season. The question is how a pre-emptive $25 million-per-year offer affects the other teams that are expected to be involved. It's just possible that the offer was a poison pill that will make some of those teams back out before open bidding even starts.

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