Dodgers, Manny might not be ready for re-marriage

Overheard: Angels willing to go eight years for Tex
Updates on Burnett and Sabathia

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com notes that the Manny – Dodgers relationship might be coming to a close. He acquired this quote from GM Ned Colletti:

“I just find it curious,” Colletti said. “We made a [contract] offer and never heard back. We made a [salary] arbitration offer and never heard back. Maybe we have to look into the communications we’re using.”

First off, they did hear back on the arbitration offer; Manny declined. Minus that nitpick, Colletti certainly isn’t projecting a feeling of optimism regarding Manny. Most telling, to me, is that he didn’t discuss an improved offer. When asked about the chances of Manny showing up to Dodgers’ Spring Training, Colletti gave a roundabout answer. Colletti also joked that he didn’t want to go out to the lobby and see Scott Boras.

This, of course, is going to open the rumors of the Yankees being interested. I wouldn’t put much stake in these until we hear something substantial. Which in many cases means until we get a confirmed report of a signing, or that Boras and the Yankees are “deep in talks.” I don’t expect to hear anything of that nature in the next few weeks, if ever.

Overheard: Angels willing to go eight years for Tex
Updates on Burnett and Sabathia
  • Rich M
    • Manimal

      all talk, no game.

  • Manimal

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=3755566&type=blogEntry

    CC update, they met for 2 and a half hours yesturday and the yanks gave him the 411 on NYC. He told the yanks that he wasn’t stalling but wanted to gather facts

  • ko

    Just Manny being Manny. Let’s hope they communicate enough so that he ends up in LA

  • DonnieBaseballHallofFame aka they guy who has well documented history of belligerent thickheadedness and anti-intellectual character assassinations

    I hope we end up with Manny, Sheets and CC if we can still afford him after signing Manny. If we need to clear some money to do all three of those deals lets get rid of Michael Kay, John Sterling and Susan Waldman.

    • Rob

      That’s the ideal team for next year and for the next three years (the length of the Manny and Sheets deals). Add in Dunn and trade one of Matsui, Damon, or Nady and that’s a perfect off-season.

      • Rob

        P.s.

        CC – 23 mil
        Manny – 23 mil
        Dunn – 13 mil
        Sheets – 13 mil

        That’s 72 million. Subtract 10 mil for Damon or Matsui. That’s a 185 mil team with a rotation of:

        CC
        Wang
        Joba
        Sheets
        Hughes/IPK/Aceves

        and a lineup of:

        Damon
        Jeter
        Dunn
        A-Rod
        Manny
        Jorge
        Cano
        Swisher/Nady
        Gardner

        If they trade Damon instead of Matsui, bump up Jeter into #1, and slot Matsui after Manny.

  • A.D.

    Be interesting to see how the Manny sweepstakes works out… what type of money will he actually get

    • Rob

      It depends on the team. The Yanks could maybe get him for two years at 46 million. Another team may offer three at 60. At those prices the Yanks better damn well swoop him in. A-Rod and Manny for the next three years? Guaranteed sell out every home game.