When will Manny Ramirez learn we’re in a recession? The former Red Sox outfielder, who spent the second half of last season with the Dodgers, has rejected a one-year offer with the team worth $25 million.
According to the L.A. Times, Manny’s agent Scott Boras said he informed Ramirez of the offer and Ramirez immediately turned it down.
“We still have interest in signing Manny. Right now we don’t have a deadline. But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to have a deadline,” Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told ESPN.com.
A two-year, $45 million deal was offered in November, but the deadline set forth by the Dodgers expired before a response from Boras or Ramirez. The 36-year-old is reportedly looking for a longer contract, but no other team has stepped forward to make even a meager offer. With only two weeks left until spring training, will anyone be willing to spend the big bucks Ramirez is looking for?