Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mr. Ego.

Manny Ramirez has always had a certain aura about him. He is an extremely talented baseball player, but as a team player he has a less than stellar reputation. He has spent most of his career in the American League with the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox decided last year that they could live without him. He became a free agent at the end of the season and the Red Sox did not want to pay him what they knew he would be asking so the traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers last July 31 as part of a three team deal. the Pittsburgh Pirates were the third team in that deal. I think Manny felt that a lot of teams would be jumping at the chance to sign him. Spring training is coming and Manny is still unsigned. The Dodgers offered him a one year deal for $25 million. Manny's agent, Scott Boras, called it "a suggestion." I would take that suggestion in a heart beat. It is believed Manny wants a 4 year contract, but teams aren't in a hurry to commit that kind of money for 4 years, especially considering Manny is 36. I am sure eventually he will sign, but he had better come down on his price soon. Maybe he hasn't heard about the recession.

I have decided to combine the 25 things post with my 200th post, so you will see it Thursday.
Travis was correct. Punxsutawney Phil is in Pennsylvania.

Today's question is Grade 5/Math.

True or false? Zero is an integer.

I knew this one. I am now 21-7.

1 comment:

Travis said...

I have a fifty fifty chance since I don't remember. I will say true.