Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Manny says no thanks to 1-year, $25 million

The L.A. Dodgers initially offered Manny Ramirez a 2-year contract worth $45 million this off-season. The offer was later withdrawn.

With no apparent interest in Manny, the Dodgers most recent offer of 1-year, $25 million made on Sunday was rejected by Ramirez again.

It's obvious that Manny, who had a phenominal second-half of a season in L.A., was purely motivated by the prospects of a big contract and must have dogged it while in Boston.

According to the L.A. Times, the Mets, Giants and Nationals are teams that may be interested in Manny, but not at more than $20 million per season.

If you were a Manny-hater already, his rejection of $25 million when the rest of the economy is tanking (a la Manny in Beantown), you hate him even more. What an ass!