Manny update: Giants won't get in bidding war
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer acknowledged that his club has traded voice mails with Scott Boras, agent for Manny Ramirez, in recent days about Ramirez but hasn't made him an offer. Baer said he expects the All-Star outfielder to re-sign with the Dodgers and that the Giants had no intention of entering a bidding war for his services.
Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti confirmed that he and owner Frank McCourt made a new offer to Ramirez on Wednesday, as was reported by The Times. The proposed contract would pay Ramirez $25 million this year and include a $20 million player option for 2010. Colletti called the inclusion of the opt-out clause "a great stride for them" and a "significant" concession on the part of the Dodgers.
Colletti wouldn't say if the offer was a final offer. He said the offer doesn't have a hard deadline but that he expects to hear back from Boras fairly soon.
-- Dylan Hernandez