Dodgers Consider Options

FRIDAY, 10:24am: Manny is not asking for an extension, according to Rosenthal on Twitter.

THURSDAY, 9:17pm: The White Sox will know by Friday afternoon if they can or will get Ramirez, reports Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune.

7:55am: The Dodgers and White Sox have have discussed a potential Manny Ramirez trade, but according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, Los Angeles has spoken to at least one other team about the 38-year-old. The Rays and Rangers are interested in Ramirez, though the Dodgers are not fully committed to making a trade.

Ramirez wants a one-year extension to waive his no-trade clause, a source tells Rosenthal and Morosi. If he clears waivers, Ramirez could have the leverage to make such demands, but if a team claims him, the Dodgers would only be able to negotiate with that club. The White Sox intend to claim Ramirez, according to FOX, though that won’t necessarily happen.

Teams have until the end of the week to claim Ramirez, who hit waivers yesterday. If he’s claimed, the Dodgers will have until Tuesday afternoon to work out a deal. Click here to vote on whether a National League team wil claim Ramirez and here for more detail on trading in August.

 


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75 Comments on "Dodgers Consider Options"


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moonraker45
4 years 10 months ago

Manny is going to remain a Dodger for the rest of the season.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

I don’t know about that, but if he does I wouldn’t be completely surprised. I just don’t want to say it yet but I will say this, if he does want an extension, he isn’t going to waive his no-trade

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4 years 10 months ago

Do they really have to trade him… I mean can’t they just let the WS or whoever claims him have him?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Yeah definetly.

But he has some value.

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airohpue13
4 years 10 months ago

Dodgers desperately need the payroll relief.

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txdodger73
4 years 10 months ago

That’s not true, not at this point in the season. Ramirez was gone at seasons end as a free agent.

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4 years 10 months ago

I wonder if that would scare the White Sox away

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mboss
4 years 10 months ago

Why would it scare them away? If they claim him he has no leverage to make that demand. The Sox just say “come here or stay in LA”. No other team can claim him once the Sox make the claim. If Ramirez doesn’t want to come unless he gets an extension, then he stays in LA.

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4 years 10 months ago

I totally agree. If Manny pulls this stuff and demands an additional year, the Sox walk away. He will come to Chicago without the extension because its in his best interest to do so if he wants to play next year.
Having him trip and roll around the outfield the rest of this year can only lower the money he will make next year. Hes the very definition of a DH at this point in his career and he knows it. He comes to Chicago, hits like he can, and some AL team will give him a deal after this season.

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NYYANKEES
4 years 10 months ago

he makes that demand he will stay put.

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CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

I kinda want this to happen to hear the hilarious Boras quotes on why a 38 year old needs $20 million more even with the year he’s having.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

I’m really starting to dislike Manny. Just play the game.

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NYYANKEES
4 years 10 months ago

Dodgers are 5.5 games back of wild card? When there is like 4 teams ahead of you its pretty hard to win that

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moonraker45
4 years 10 months ago

Dodgers are 5.5. back and a team who’s 9.5 wants to claim him

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NYYANKEES
4 years 10 months ago

White Sox are only 3.5 games back of Minnesota

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moonraker45
4 years 10 months ago

Thanks tips

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NYYANKEES
4 years 10 months ago

Wouldn’t surprise me if Manny stays though. Especially if he wants an extension.

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Slopeboy
4 years 10 months ago

I love Manny. He’s crazy-like a fox! He’s not only a great hitter, but has the uncanny ability to throw a monkey wrench into the best laid plans of every team he’s played on.

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CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

That’s just Manny Being Manny!

*cue laugh track*

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gm_darkplace
4 years 10 months ago

Yeah, like that time he helped Boston win two World Series!

He’s not gonna destroy a team in one month. If anything, he has extra incentive to be great, because of his impending free agency.

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Slopeboy
4 years 10 months ago

I never said he was going to destroy any team. My point is that his actions to get whatever he wants always takes precedence over any of his teams needs. He did help Boston win two series, but he also hurt their chances when he decided that an extension was more important than getting to a third series. He’s been great for the Dodgers, but he’s looking for another extension, and doesn’t care what team pays it.