Time to collect today’s Manny Ramirez rumors.
- Scott Boras tells Yahoo’s Tim Brown that Manny pays for himself. Brown says the Giants are "believed to be considering" Manny; they similarly signed an aging Barry Bonds to a large extension back in ’02 (four years with an option). Brown feels the American League is a better fit for Manny, though.
- Ken Davidoff of Newsday talked to an NL exec who believes Manny will get four years. He has a hard time figuring which team will seriously compete with the Dodgers for Ramirez. If Boras succeeds in starting a bidding war, maybe he gets five years.
- Peter Abraham says six years would be "madness," and sees the Dodgers going four years. He predicts Ramirez re-signs with them after much drama. Sounds reasonable.
- The Phillies continue to be tossed around as a solid fit for Manny; Joel Sherman mentioned it yesterday.