Monday, February 16, 2009

Manny Ramirez paying price for quitting on Red Sox

Manny Ramirez may very well find himself as a man without a team when the 2009 Major League Baseball season starts.

No doubt, Ramirez thought he was in the driver’s seat when he turned down proposals of two years, $45 million; then one year, $25 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Surely, he and his egotistical agent Scott Boras thought someone would come along with a four-year contract worth in excess of $100 million.

Hold on.

People certainly haven’t forgotten how Ramirez quit on the Boston Red Sox last season; even though he was at the end of an eight-year, $160 million contract.

Sure, he was the sparkplug that sent the Dodgers from the middle-of-the-pack to the NL Championship Series.

It all comes down to one question: Would you sign Ramirez to a long-term contract, considering how he quit on the Red Sox last year?

I didn’t think so … nor do general managers think so throughout MLB.


kareem said...

Any team would have to think long and hard before they would give Manny a long term contract of anything over two years. What if he decided to quit on his new team like he did on the Red Sox. Do you want to be the GM who signed Manny to four years at 100 million plus and he quits trying his best during the second or third year due to not being happy? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Manny has backed himself into a corner. I don't think anybody but the Dodgers has any ineterst in him.