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 Post subject: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:50 pm 
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They clearly intended their one-year offer to be a signal to Ramirez that they want him back, and they're prepared to make him the second-highest paid player in baseball this year, behind only Alex Rodriguez.

But in rejecting that offer, Ramirez and agent Scott Boras sent signals of their own -- that they're still looking for four to five years, at $25 million a year, and they believe they have other teams willing to pay that.


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3880836

And looks like Pujols wants to see him in a Cardinal Jersey...

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Pujols passed along Ramirez's telephone number to St. Louis manager Tony La Russa.

"Maybe St. Louis doesn't have the money to sign him, but he could give them a discount because St. Louis is a great city that supports its players," Pujols said.


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3870198

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:53 pm 
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Keep looking, Manny, you aren't going to find it.

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:54 pm 
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This is getting out of control.

$25 million could buy you a very profitable minor league franchise, probably.

$25 million could put the entire graduating class of Pittsburgh Public Schools through postsecondary education.

$25 million is too much to pay a freakin' baseball player.

It's disgusting, the greed that exists in this sport.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:10 pm 
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unemployedahole wrote:
This is getting out of control.

$25 million could buy you a very profitable minor league franchise, probably.

$25 million could put the entire graduating class of Pittsburgh Public Schools through postsecondary education.

$25 million is too much to pay a freakin' baseball player.

It's disgusting, the greed that exists in this sport.

No, that's the market that exists in this sport. If you think that $25 million is a lot for a player, imagine how much money the guy who writes the paycheck has. The owners have that kind of money because the players acquire it for the owners. The players should at least get their fair share of that giant pile of money.

Manny did not demand $25M; it was offered to him. That means that the Dodgers think that Manny will likely make far more money for the Dodgers than that $25M. It also means that $25M is at least close to fair market value for Manny, and there should be no reason to complain about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:55 pm 
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Bud Selig made $18.5 million in 2007, $17+ million in base salary plus perks. Just sayin'.....


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
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Argentum wrote:
Bud Selig made $18.5 million in 2007, $17+ million in base salary plus perks. Just sayin'.....


I say we keep the $18.5 million and ban him anyway...

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:04 pm 
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The owners have that kind of money because the players acquire it for the owners.


Really? I thought it was because they were born with it. Seriously- the proverbial silver spoon. Is owning a baseball team really that profitable?

I agree with ahole- it's out of hand, and has been. And I'm usually as "free market" as they come.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Let's not start this argument. He turned down $25 million to play ball. How is that possible? What team would take a chance on five years at that rate?

Even the Yankees aren't that stupid or wealthy. At least I hope not.

And maybe the owners have way too much money no matter how they got it. Are they gods or just mortals like us?

This whole thing is just beyond comprehension. Why these guys are starting to think they are as important as CEO's on Wall Street who clearly are worth every penny they can get from corporate America and the average tax payer.

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Rejects $25 Mill one year deal
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I don't blame Manny for turning that down. He wants 3 years or more and nobody seems to want to give it to him because he is perceived to create problems long-term. If I were the Dodgers, I would pony up for three. I can't imagine how pissed Dodger fans must be about this situation. This guy can hit...period. It surprises me more AL teams are not interested in him as a DH. I guess this speaks to the market this offseason.


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