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March 3, 2009
  
Our long national Manny Ramirez nightmare is over. (Or is it?)
by: Tino Evangelou on Mar 3, 2009 9:38 PM | Filed under: News

The strange, seemingly unending courtship between Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers has finally reached its conclusion. ESPN is reporting that Manny is returning to Chavez Ravine, agreeing to a two year deal worth $45 million dollars, similar to what had been discussed coming from both camps in recent days.

After multiple failed attempts, Ramirez and the Dodgers agreed to general terms Tuesday on a two-year, $45 million deal. A source told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark that obstacles still remain to completing the contract.

Agent Scott Boras didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The Dodgers announced last week that Boras had declined the team’s fourth offer to the star outfielder — a one-year, $25 million contract with a $20 million player option for 2010.

So for Mets fans that still had delusions of the Wilpon’s Madoff money magically reappearing in time for a bid at the slugger, or for them to suddenly grow a blind spot towards the luxury cap, this is a sad day. It’s also a bad day for the rest of the NL West, which now has to officially cope with Manny’s offense for two more years. For the rest of us, we get to get on with our baseball lives.

UPDATE, March 4th: It’s officially done. Phew.


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