My hands are clammy and my heart is racing a bit as I type this so just bare with me for a moment as this is extremely difficult for me to say, <clears throat, loosens neck mussels> Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon, Saul Katz and Omar Minaya, I-I-I <clears throat again> I apologize for writing vile and nasty things about you for not going after Manny Ramirez. You guys were right and I (along with all the other WE WANT MANNY Mets fans) were wrong.


After Manny turned down the Dodgers offer last night, I must say I was stunned. I took a long hard look at Manny and Scott Boras and got past the outstanding right hand bat, the charismatic personality that is Manny Being Manny, the winning records of the teams he has been a member of, the dreds and I saw the Manny that Theo, Larry Lu and John Henry saw, a fucking imbecile.


It’s not just Manny but obviously Scott Boras has lost his mind as well. Where does Team Manny think another offer is coming from? San Francisco? Why? Why should Brain Sabean and Larry Baer do better than the Dodgers 2yr/$45 mil deal? Say they went 2yr/$50mil guaranteed are the Dodgers going to top that? No and why in the world would the Giants even make an offer now when they haven’t does so already?


It seems like Frank McCourt is dazed and confused over the negotiations:


 “We love Manny Ramirez,” said Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt, “And we want Manny back, but we feel we are negotiating against ourselves. When his agent finds those ‘serious offers’ from other clubs, we’ll be happy to re-start the negotiations.


“Even with an economy that has substantially eroded since last November, out of respect for Manny and his talents, we actually improved our offer.


“So now, we start from scratch.”



It kills me to say the Mets were right in not going after Manny, I wanted him here baddddddddddddly but after seeing him turn down a deal with the only team that had any interest in him I guess he really is Mindless Manny

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  1. Are you yet another ignoramous who doesn’t understand the concept of deferred money? I suppose it would be okay with you if your employer told you they were going to pay 40% of your salary now and 60% over the next 3-5 years? I mean really, are you just plain stupid or what? Well you are a sports reporter after all so I guess I answered my own question.

  2. David in Manhattan says:

    it seems pretty clear that Manny does not want to return to LA, no?

    This is why I have thought all along that Omar, just like last year with Santana, is lurking in the weeds and will steal Manny for a 3-yr contract @ $17 or $18 million a yr…because Manny wants to come home and play for the Mets. OK, wishful thinking I guess.

    He may not get along as well with the Mexican-American fan base out there, as he would with a Dominican New Yorker GM and the Caribbean-origin stars that the Mets feature. Like Omar, Manny is a Dominican New Yorker, Manny starred at Geo Washington High School, there are about 400,000 Dominicans in NYC… this thing could still happen.

    But this latest refusal to sign in LA could mean it is still happening…time is getting short, someting has to break here.

  3. @Eva

    who else besides the Dodgers are in the bidding for Manny? The Giants? Maybe but they are not going to offer more in money or structure that the Dodgers as that would be “ignorant” and if you read the stories about the negotiantions the Dodgers claim it was Boras who first approched the deffered payment plan in order to get his client a job but I forget you’re just an uninformed asshole

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