The Dodgers have been a front runner for his services all offseason, mainly because Ned Collettimade it painfully obvious. Well, just in case their "mild" flirtations weren't obvious enough, the Dodgers confirmed today that they have made another formal offer to Man-Ram, a one-year deal in the amount of $25 million.
Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti confirmed today that the club has made a new offer to free-agent outfielder Manny Ramirez.
Colletti would not confirm the details of the offer, but a source close to the situation said it was for one year and $25 million.
Additionally, word on the street is that Ramirez has 48 hours to accept the offer, or Colletti will really start begging.
Now, as you likely know, the Dodgers initial offer was for two years and $45 million. So, while the new offer is for only one year, he's still getting a cool $5 million upgrade on what he and agent Scott Boras wanted on a per year basis heading into the offseason.
Some might think it's a bad idea for Ramirez to ink a one-year deal; I say quite the contrary. If he signs for one year with the Dodgers and shreds the National League West (again) -- which he will -- he'll get straight paid (again) next offseason, too. Plus, not having to read daily updates on his free-agent status would put us all out of our misery.
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