CBS Sports reports, The LA Dodgers are the only serious suitor for Manny Ramirez. According to the report, “The Giants, thought to be the only other serious bidders for Manny’s services, currently have Manny on the “back burner,” according to General Manager Brian Sabean.” Ramirez will likely finalize a deal with the Dodgers in the next couple weeks.
1. LAD LF Manny Ramirez 37 HR – 121 RBI .332AVG Interested: LAD, NYY, SF, WAS TOR, BAL, NYM For the Short term there is not a better hitter on the market than Manny Ramirez. At age 36 Ramirez is going to find it difficult to get the 4-5 year contract he wants. The Dodgers have currently made a 2 year offer worth 45 million. They are willing to go three years but it remains to be seen whether they will go four years. Sleeper Team:Washington Nationals 2. MIL P C.C. Sabathia 17-10 2.70 Interested: NYY, LAD, NYM, LAA, SF, MIL, BOS The Yankees are expected to make a 6-7 year offer worth $150 million. No one will match that. Sabathia expected to garner significant interest from the Dodgers and Angels. Sleeper Team: Milwaukee Brewers Latest: Reports indicate there is pressure from the Union for Sabathia to accept the YankeesRead More »
LA Dodgers 7 – Chicago Cubs 2 The Dodgers stole game 1 in Chicago with clutch hits and strong pitching. James Loney not Manny Ramirez carried the Dodgers offense tonight hitting a grand slam in the 5th inning off of Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster. Dempster a 14 game winner at Wrigley Field struggled with his command walking seven batters. The Dodgers got a strong performance from veteran Derek Lowe. Lowe pitched six innings striking out six. The Manny Ramirez effect continues in LA. The Cubs tried to pitch away from Ramirez but it still didn‚Äôt matter. Ramirez hit a 7th inning home run on a pitch that was down at his ankles. Ramirez is one of the top 5 hitters in the past twenty years. The Cubs are now in a must-win situation in Game 2 Key Stat of the Night Alfonso Soriano ‚Äì Derek Lee ‚Äì Aramis Ramirez wentRead More »
Chicago Cubs (97 ‚Äì 64) vs LA Dodgers (84 ‚Äì 78) Chicago Starters Game 1 Starter ‚Äì Ryan Dempster (17 ‚Äì 6) Game 2 Starter ‚Äì Carlos Zambrono (13 ‚Äì 6) Game 3 Starter ‚Äì Rich Harden (10 ‚Äì 2) Game 4 TBD Starter ‚Äì Ted Lilly (17 ‚Äì 9) LA Starters Game 1 Starter ‚Äì Derek Lowe (14 ‚Äì 11) Game 2 Starter ‚Äì Chad Billingsley (16 ‚Äì 10) Game 3 Starter ‚Äì Hiroki Kuroda (9- 10) Scouting Report Hitting ‚Äì Edge Chicago Cubs Pitching ‚Äì Edge Chicago Cubs Bullpen ‚Äì Edge LA Dodgers