Manny has amazingly rejected the Dodgers’ latest offer, and now it seems that the Dodgers have had it with Boras:
At 8:30 p.m. tonight, the Dodgers made the rather unusual move of issuing a statement that shows their exasperation with Manny Ramirez’s agent, Scott Boras:
BORAS REJECTS DODGERS
OFFER TO MANNY RAMIREZ
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers today received a letter from Scott Boras, the agent for Manny Ramirez, rejecting the offer that the club made yesterday. This rejection is the fourth by the agent in the club’s attempts to sign Manny.
“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.”
Every time I’ve doubted Boras he has proven me wrong to do so. This time? Man, I’m having trouble picturing this turning out well for Manny.