The L.A. Times has the latest story about a possibly imminent Manny signing. It could be true, and the reported details — two guaranteed years and a vesting third based on plate appearances — make sense. Best part, though, is this Scott Boras quote:
The Dodgers open Cactus League play Wednesday; Boras previously told The Times he expected Ramirez to be signed in time for spring training. “When I talk about spring training, I talk about when the games begin,” Boras said.
And if the signing doesn’t happen by Wednesday, he’ll say “when I talk about spring training, I talk about March, because really, that’s what feels like spring training to me.” If it gets past Sunday, he’ll say “when I talk about spring training, I talk about March 7th, because that sure is a lucky sounding day, isn’t it . . .”
Hate all you want, but I sleep pretty well knowing that Scott Boras is out there somewhere, making the rest of the world seem sane and reasonable by comparison.