Since arriving in L.A. Manny led the Dodgers to the post season and a first round upset of the Chicago Cubs. Since then he has been led astray by rogue manager Scott Boras. Boras and Ramirez have rejected four offers from the Dodgers to play the 2009 season and beyond. Frustration has built to the point where team owner Frank McCourt described the negotiations as a side show.
“It’s a side show, a smoke screen,” McCourt said. “Call it what you will.”
McCourt said that the Dodgers aren’t through negotiating with Manny but suggested that hasn’t forgotten the way negotiations have gone with Boras and that it could have a lingering effect on upcoming offers.