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illini81887
03-03-2009, 07:59 PM
2yr 45 mil, announced on espn

RF/DH#3
03-03-2009, 08:14 PM
2yr 45 mil, announced on espn


Good now I can finally go to sleep at night...

DirtySox
03-03-2009, 08:20 PM
8:16pm: Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports just spoke with Scott Boras and a Dodgers front office official. Both said no agreement has been reached.

Maybe Not?!?

The suspense is killing me.

gogosox16
03-03-2009, 08:29 PM
This is an absolute joke. He is getting offered 45 million dollars over the next 2 years with the economy the way it is. He should be happy with what he is offered. There's no way in hell he will spend all that money in 2 years. That's a lot more money than he will need for his life. It's a joke how much money professionals are getting payed these days for entertainment. For someone to have the guts to turn down 45 million is a joke and an injustice.

LongLiveFisk
03-03-2009, 08:32 PM
All of you guys talking about the economy are absolutely right except you're forgetting one basic fact: celebrities have no clue what is going on in this country because they live in their own world. Must be a quite a world too when $45 million over 2 years isn't good enough. :rolleyes:

WhiteSox5187
03-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Well I'm glad that after a four month hold out he got the same offer that was made four months ago.

WhiteSox1989
03-03-2009, 08:35 PM
In the words of Chelsea Handler "You selfish braided loser".

Granted, he really isn't a loser, but whatever.

areilly
03-03-2009, 08:38 PM
It's a joke how much money professionals are getting payed these days for entertainment. For someone to have the guts to turn down 45 million is a joke and an injustice.

So do your part and stop supporting it. The beast may rage on unchecked but at least you'll be able to say it's no fault of yours.

Bucky F. Dent
03-03-2009, 09:03 PM
According to latest ESPN headline, Manny and the Dodgers "Close In"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3949705

whitesox901
03-03-2009, 09:11 PM
stop the presses

guillensdisciple
03-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Great, now I don't have to worry. I drafted him on my fantasy team as a fifth round pick, and am extremely happy I got him that late. I hope he kicks some ass for the Dodgers.

DumpJerry
03-03-2009, 10:30 PM
If he doesn't want 45M over two years, I'll let the Dodgers know I'll take 40M over two years thereby saving them a cool $5,000,000.

I can't guarantee my performance, but I'll be the happiest guy in the clubhouse. I also have a prior family obligation which coincides with the series against the Sox this summer.....

oeo
03-03-2009, 10:48 PM
If he doesn't want 45M over two years, I'll let the Dodgers know I'll take 40M over two years thereby saving them a cool $5,000,000.

I can't guarantee my performance, but I'll be the happiest guy in the clubhouse. I also have a prior family obligation which coincides with the series against the Sox this summer.....

Wouldn't backing out help the Dodgers?

voodoochile
03-03-2009, 10:48 PM
If he doesn't want 45M over two years, I'll let the Dodgers know I'll take 40M over two years thereby saving them a cool $5,000,000.

I can't guarantee my performance, but I'll be the happiest guy in the clubhouse. I also have a prior family obligation which coincides with the series against the Sox this summer.....

No please, play... if you truly are a Sox fan, you'll play...:D:

kittle42
03-03-2009, 11:23 PM
So do your part and stop supporting it. The beast may rage on unchecked but at least you'll be able to say it's no fault of yours.

Exactly. Give no money to any celebrity. If he does, he's a hypocrite.

WhiteSox5187
03-04-2009, 12:08 AM
If he doesn't want 45M over two years, I'll let the Dodgers know I'll take 40M over two years thereby saving them a cool $5,000,000.

I can't guarantee my performance, but I'll be the happiest guy in the clubhouse. I also have a prior family obligation which coincides with the series against the Sox this summer.....
Pssh, I'll play at half that!

WhiteSoxFan84
03-04-2009, 02:47 AM
EVERYone who makes over $2,000,000 annually should be taxed 50%. If you can't live off of at least $1,000,000 per year, you should kill yourself.

Marqhead
03-04-2009, 07:22 AM
EVERYone who makes over $2,000,000 annually should be taxed 50%. If you can't live off of at least $1,000,000 per year, you should kill yourself.

What a wonderful statement. It's not like those people earned that money or anything :rolleyes:

PopularGrover
03-04-2009, 08:09 AM
EVERYone who makes over $2,000,000 annually should be taxed 50%. If you can't live off of at least $1,000,000 per year, you should kill yourself.

A success tax!

doublem23
03-04-2009, 08:11 AM
This thread needs to veer back on to the course of Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers. Any discussions on individual income tax should be deferred to the PI Boards (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/www.wsiforums.com).

Marqhead
03-04-2009, 08:25 AM
This thread needs to veer back on to the course of Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers. Any discussions on individual income tax should be deferred to the PI Boards (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/www.wsiforums.com).

Good for Manny, good for the Dodgers.

If he leads them to the playoffs, it will have been worth this whole charade.

Sockinchisox
03-04-2009, 11:00 AM
Bout ****ing time.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ti-mannysigns030409&prov=yhoo&type=lgns&expire=1

Edit: my bad didn't see the thread.

Foulke You
03-04-2009, 12:47 PM
Does this mean we can end the daily "Manny Updates" on Sportscenter? Nah, now we will probably get the "Manny Arrives in Spring Training" watch. :rolleyes:

soxinem1
03-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Does this mean we can end the daily "Manny Updates" on Sportscenter? Nah, now we will probably get the "Manny Arrives in Spring Training" watch. :rolleyes:

If that is the case, he better not be one of the 103.............

soltrain21
03-04-2009, 01:34 PM
This is an absolute joke. He is getting offered 45 million dollars over the next 2 years with the economy the way it is. He should be happy with what he is offered. There's no way in hell he will spend all that money in 2 years. That's a lot more money than he will need for his life. It's a joke how much money professionals are getting payed these days for entertainment. For someone to have the guts to turn down 45 million is a joke and an injustice.

And yet the Dodgers will make well over 45 million dollars off of him being on their team.

goon
03-04-2009, 02:25 PM
I was hoping the Giants would somehow get him.

mrfourni
03-05-2009, 11:22 AM
I know its pointless to complain, but why is espn reporting that Manny is selling his Boston Condo? Is that really a big deal? The man doesn't play in Boston, will not return to Boston this year, and doesn't live there in the offseason.

Guess what, when people get a new job in a new city, they try to sell the place they own that they don't need anymore.

voodoochile
03-05-2009, 11:32 AM
I know its pointless to complain, but why is espn reporting that Manny is selling his Boston Condo? Is that really a big deal? The man doesn't play in Boston, will not return to Boston this year, and doesn't live there in the offseason.

Guess what, when people get a new job in a new city, they try to sell the place they own that they don't need anymore.

:boston:
"Because it allows us to say 'Boston' repeatedly. I mean who doesn't love saying the word 'Boston'. I mean there's a reason I chose it for my tag word here at WSI. Add on the words 'Red' and 'Sox' it's like a little slice of heaven for your lips and tongue. Bos.... ton... Bos...ton... Bos... ton... oh crap, now I've got goose bumps..."

doublem23
03-05-2009, 11:35 AM
I know its pointless to complain, but why is espn reporting that Manny is selling his Boston Condo? Is that really a big deal? The man doesn't play in Boston, will not return to Boston this year, and doesn't live there in the offseason.

Guess what, when people get a new job in a new city, they try to sell the place they own that they don't need anymore.

I couldn't figure that out, either. Maybe the news is he still had his condo, like he secretly wanted to come back to the Red Sox? Should have sold before the economy tanked. Manny being Manny. :rolleyes:

Fenway
03-05-2009, 02:57 PM
Evidently, Manny suffered for eight years (http://fullcount.weei.com/general/manny-ramirezred-soxdodgers/)

Fenway
03-05-2009, 04:29 PM
I couldn't figure that out, either. Maybe the news is he still had his condo, like he secretly wanted to come back to the Red Sox? Should have sold before the economy tanked. Manny being Manny. :rolleyes:

He tried to move it for 6.5M 18 months ago and couldn't and now he wants 8M. Good Luck.

His condo is in the former Combat Zone which still has some warts. The Ritz Condos are located next to a huge downtown homeless shelter.

True story, a couple of years ago Manny got in line for the free lunch.

DSpivack
03-05-2009, 05:37 PM
He tried to move it for 6.5M 18 months ago and couldn't and now he wants 8M. Good Luck.

His condo is in the former Combat Zone which still has some warts. The Ritz Condos are located next to a huge downtown homeless shelter.

True story, a couple of years ago Manny got in line for the free lunch.

Uhh....

What happened with that? Was he just told to leave?

Fenway
03-05-2009, 05:43 PM
Uhh....

What happened with that? Was he just told to leave?

No the good people at St Francis House just served him....of course somebody called the Herald and it made Page 1 :tongue:

DSpivack
03-05-2009, 05:45 PM
No the good people at St Francis House just served him....of course somebody called the Herald and it made Page 1 :tongue:

Wow.

Fenway
03-05-2009, 06:02 PM
Wow.

You can see by this map where St Francis House is located

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=st+francis+house+boston&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.90509,56.25&ie=UTF8&ll=42.352899,-71.063519&spn=0.00195,0.003433&t=h&z=18


and where Manny's condo is located
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=ritz+carlton+boston&sll=42.352899,-71.063519&sspn=0.00195,0.003433&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=18

This is what his condo looks like
http://www.boston.com/realestate/galleries/ramirez/1.htm

Fenway
03-09-2009, 05:40 PM
http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/BDD_MR_returnLA_3309.jpg

RockyMtnSoxFan
03-16-2009, 09:46 AM
It looks like it's already begun with the Dodgers. His hamstring is sore, and he's saying, "Well, maybe my age is catching up to me." I guess that will now be his standard excuse for not playing hard. Man, what a piece of work.