Its long been speculated that with Manny's high contract demands, interested teams have been holding out using the abundant market of outfielders to shield them. Now that market has drastically changed. Both Bobby Abreu and Adam Dunn have signed contracts with the Angels and Nationals respectively. Abreu's $5 million 1-year deal is well short of the $16 million he made last year, but I'm sure he's releived to be signed. Dunn signed a 2-year deal with the Nationals for an undisclosed amount.
Now that those two are off the market, both the Giants and Dodgers could step up their efforts to get Manny, though I seriously doubt he will see the 4-5 years he's looking for. The other two prominent free agent position players, Orlando Hudson and Orlando Cabrera, just aren't on the same offensive level as Abreu or Dunn, not to mention Manny. So without their safety net, I suspect the Dodgers or Giants will be upping their offer to Manny. We'll just have to wait and see how this plays out, but it should happen sooner rather then later.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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Manny - come home to Cleveland. This is where you were truly at your happiest. You've said it yourself!
Cleveland (Mr. Lerner) ~ quit being so friggin cheap!!!!
Wait a minute....wrong dude! Mr. DOLAN, quit being so friggin cheap!!! Mr. Lerner, owner of the Cleveland Browns, do something!!!
The Browns want Lebron, we know that from the All-State commercial.
All the lady-fans of Derek Jeter, this is for you.
Watch with patience and you'll find your reward.
Everybody wants Lebron but every granny loves Jeter.
People will stample each other to rush into New Mexico if Governor Richardson has the wisdom to invite our Captain to set up a free shaving stand there.
I'm just surprised its taking this long for Manny, but its also not for lack of offers. He's still waiting on the right deal I suppose.
Raven, that video is hilarious.
The incredibly adorable Guillermo has become my favorite Latino TV Star.
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