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Manny: 2 years, $60 million?

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Let me preface this by saying it's wild rumor and speculation. But on the off chance that there's a scintilla of truth to it, I'll link to the story:

The Dodgers have offered Manny Ramirez a two-year deal worth $60 million to remain in Los Angeles.

But are the Dodgers serious about having Ramirez return or mollifying their fans?

According to a person familiar with the Dodgers' thinking, the offer was designed to appease the team's fan base rather than actually retain Ramirez, who saved the Dodgers' season with two sizzling months in which he batted .396 with 17 homers and 53 RBIs in 53 games and continued to mash in the postseason, batting .520 with four homers and 10 RBIs in eight games.

If I were Manny, I'd go for it. [Aside: the presence of the word "mollifying" in the New York Post is anything but soothing. Somehow, an English major has found his way into that esteemed sports section. I can only hope the native savages will honor and worship him as a god rather than devouring him in their ignorant rage.]