The Manny Ramirez Saga

The Dodgers have extended a third offer to Manny Ramirez and they expect to hear back from Scott Boras soon, but it’s never safe to assume anything with Manny. A winter’s worth of rumors later- MLBTR has had over 200 posts about Manny- the wait could be over any day. Here’s a look back at 10 key developments in the Manny Ramirez saga so far:

  • October 16th: Manny begins the offseason with a memorable quote: "Gas is up and so am I."
  • November 5th: Dodgers GM Ned Colletti offers Manny a two-year deal worth $45MM.
  • November 12th: Scott Boras says he’s ready for "serious" offers. Soon after, the Dodgers withdraw their initial bid.
  • December 7th: Manny declines the Dodgers’ offer of arbitration.
  • December 11th: Feeling ignored, Manny suggests he could retire.
  • January: At some point in early January, the Giants become more serious about pursuing Manny (It’s hard to pinpoint an exact date for this one).
  • February 3rd: Manny turns down the Dodgers’ offer of one year and $25MM.
  • February 7th: Manny: "we’re in the seventh inning and I’m waiting for my pitch."
  • February 11th: The Angels sign Bobby Abreu and the Nats sign Adam Dunn, leaving Manny and the Dodgers with few alternatives to each other.
  • February 25th: The Dodgers offer Manny another deal. This one’s essentially for one year at $25MM with a player option for a second year at $20MM.

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