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Frank McCourt on Manny Ramirez: No long-term offer coming

February 3, 2009 | 11:52 am

On the day after Manny Ramirez rejected a one-year, $25-million offer from the Dodgers, owner Frank McCourt said the club remained interested in Ramirez but hinted strongly that the club would not offer the long-term deal sought by agent Scott Boras.

"We very much want this player back and we’re trying to hard to do that," McCourt said, "which is why we came up with something that we thought was creative that gave him a lot of money, well-deserved money, in a very, very challenging economy, but also gave him flexibility.

"I don’t see the long-term contract happening in this particular baseball market that we’re in."

-- Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin