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    Is he going to sign with the Dodgers? What's the latest news on this guy?
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    As of Saturday, February 21, 2009 looks like the Dodgers and Manny are deep discussions. Expect MAN~RAM to don the blue LA cap within the next 48 hours.
    Stay tune! Will keep you posted!
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      Re: Manny being Manny

      Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
      As of Saturday, February 21, 2009 looks like the Dodgers and Manny are deep discussions. Expect MAN~RAM to don the blue LA cap within the next 48 hours.
      Stay tune! Will keep you posted!
      Anything new???? Manny being Manny?
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      • #4
        Re: Manny being Manny

        Ramirez agrees to a two-year, $45-million deal; it includes an opt-out clause that he can exercise at the end of the first year. The outfielder still must pass a physical before signing.

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