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Manny Back in LA for 2 Years, $45M

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez will be back with the Los Angeles Dodgers for at least a year after contentious contract negotiations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 37-year-old slugger, pending a physical, will sign a $45 million contract for 2 years, with an opt-out clause after the first year and a $25... More »

Dodgers Turn Down New Manny Offer

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers tossed aside another counter-offer from Manny Ramirez's agent today, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sounding testy and calling the talks "a distraction" from spring training, team owner Frank McCourt said the two sides would "start from scratch" in negotiations. "And you... More »

Public Feud Bruising Manny, Dodgers

(Newser) - Teams don’t usually publicize their offers to players, but the Dodgers have publicized their offer to Manny Ramirez—in fact, they’ve publicized all four of them. And so LA is embroiled in a bizarre spring training, dominated by an ongoing negotiation/feud with a player who isn’t there.... More »

Manny Rejects Dodgers' $45M Offer

Deferred payments deep-six deal

(Newser) - The Dodgers sent out an angry mass email last night, titled “Boras Rejects Dodgers Offer to Manny,” complaining that agent Scott Boras had shot down yet another offer—this time for a two-year, $45 million deal. But Boras says he didn’t reject the offer, he simply made... More »

Yanks' Damon Stung by Stanford Scandal

(Newser) - Two New York Yankees—Johnny Damon and Xavier Nady— have had their finances frozen by the SEC in connection with the Stanford fraud scandal, Fox Sports reports. Both players kept their money in Stanford banks, and the SEC says they should have access to it in a few days. But... More »

Reasons Baseball's Hot Stove Is So Chilly

No surprise here: bad economy has slowed activity to a crawl

(Newser) - December is usually prime time in baseball's hot-stove league, but with the market seemingly frozen, Tony Massarotti lists reasons why for the Boston Globe:
  1. The economy. With the possibility of dipping revenue over the next year (or years), teams are reluctant to jump into long-term, expensive player contracts.
  2. CC Sabathia.
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A-Rod's Ex-Agent Plays Peacemaker

Couple meets in Toronto as Cynthia brings daughter to see Yankees star

(Newser) - Scott Boras, fired by Alex Rodriguez over the winter, is trying to play peacemaker between the Yankees star and his estranged wife, the New York Daily News reports. Boras met with the couple over the weekend in Toronto, where Cynthia Rodriguez had brought daughter Natasha, 3, to visit her father.... More »

Dodgers Reel in Andruw Jones

Coming off down year, Gold Glove outfielder gets 2 years, $36M to bring pop to LA lineup

(Newser) - Free-agent outfielder Andruw Jones agreed to a two-year, $36.2 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday, the AP reports. The 10-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star hit .222 last season but is being counted on to give Los Angeles a reliable slugger in the middle of the... More »

Another Regular Season Award for A-Rod

Yankees slugger wins his third AL MVP in convincing fashion

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez now has a shiny, new AL MVP award to go with his shiny, new contract. Unfortunately, he says, he has no World Series ring to complement them. It was the third such honor for baseball’s highest-paid player, who also won in 2005 with New York and 2003... More »

Buffett Helps Keep A-Rod in Pinstripes

Investor told slugger to negotiate deal sans his superagent

(Newser) - When Alex Rodriguez did an end run around agent Scott Boras to make a deal with the Yankees, he wasn't without high-powered advice, reports the Wall Street Journal: Warren Buffett told him to do it. A worried A-Rod called the Sage of Omaha, a personal friend, as sports scribes blasted... More »

Yanks $100M Short on A-Rod

The all-star wanted a deal with $350 million

(Newser) - Not even close. The Yankees fell more than $100 million short of what A-Rod and agent Scott Boras demanded, ESPN reports. Before opting out of his contract, Alex Rodriguez told the Yanks he wanted a deal worth a staggering $350 million over eight years, but the team figured on about... More »

Agent Says 'Sorry' for A-Rod Timing

MLB had slammed him for revealing opt-out news during Series

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras apologized today for the distraction caused by his announcement during the World Series that A-Rod would opt out of his Yankee contract,  Responding to criticism from baseball officials angered at the move, Boras said in a statement that, "The unfortunate result was not... More »

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