LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during the national anthem before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on August 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Geez...talk about a man not knowing the market for himself.
Manny is a great talent but teams stayed away because Manny will quit on you if he's not happy. I'm a Manny fan, but it's a rep he earned in Boston.
So the only team will to touch anything over 15 milion a year in salary for him resided in Southern California. He wanted a 5-year 100 million dollar contract in these economic times.
The Dodgers love him. The city and fans enjoy having him around. He should have taken this 2-year 45 million dollar offer back in December, but not realizing America is having some serious economic times, Manny thought the offers the Dodgers made weren't up to snuff for months.