Manny Ramirez Rumors: Tuesday

7:23pm: According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, there has been no contact between the Dodgers and Boras since Saturday.  Brown thinks the silence might allow the Giants to climb back in the hunt.

9:03am: ESPN’s Buster Olney joins Jon Heyman and others in the belief that the Dodgers may reduce their offer to Manny Ramirez soon.  Olney says the next offer "figures to more properly reflect the rollback in free agent prices that have occurred this winter."  Olney believes the Dodgers have realized Manny will never be completely satisfied with the offers.

The Dodgers and Scott Boras were seemingly just $1.5MM apart on a deal worth more than $40MM, but owner Frank McCourt put the brakes on.  He wants to start negotiations from scratch.  As many have suggested, this could be the Giants’ best chance to jump in and steal Manny away.

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