Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Boras Contacts Dodgers
So the supposed large market for Manny Ramirez appears to be limited to one team. Shortly after the Dodgers expressed interest in bringing in either Bobby Abreu or Adam Dunn, Scott Boras has contacted Ned Coletti, the Dodgers GM, to talk about Manny. Though the Dodgers pulled their original $45 million two year deal with a $15 million option off the table, its likely they would put it back on the table. I don't know how much leverage Boras has with Dunn and Abreu still on the market, but thus far this is the only offer on the table for Manny. If the Yankees, wanted him, they could probably get him for 3 years and $65 million guaranteed, but the Yankees seem pretty uninterested. Then again, they seemed pretty uninterested in Teixeira until they signed him for 8 years. Though the Yankees are still under what they were last season, they've already started alluding to Pettitte costing too much to add, and that's a one year $10 million deal. Despite this, the Yankees need another pitcher, and at this point I don't really care who. Lowe was just reportedly offered a 3 year $36 million deal from the Mets, so he's likely off the table. I don't like the idea of filling the spot with Hughes, Aceves, and Kennedy, and I definetely don't like the idea of signing Ponson or any other fill-in to cover the vacancy. The Yankees need Pettitte and they need to get off this whole "not enough money" thing they seem to be on. They started saying the "we don't have money" thing when they were trying to deal Melky to the Brewers and wanted the Brewers to pick up some of Cameron's contract, but then they signing Marky T for 8 years and $180 million right after. We know you have money, and we also know that you have too many players right now. Deal one of those bigger contracts and sign Pettitte.