Finally Manny Ramirez agreed in principal with the Dodgers on a new contract. $45 million to be exact. Not too bad for someone holding out. The New York Post quoted Joe Torre saying “we’re close on getting Manny on the field, and I think he’s basically champing at the bit to get the uniform on. After last year and the time he spent with us, we knew we wanted him back.”
Where Manny sits in annual salaries
- Alex Rodriguez $27.5M
- CC Sabathia $23.0M
- Johan Santana $22.9M
- Mark Teixeira $22.5M
- Manny Ramirez $22.5M
- Miguel Cabrera $19.0M
- Derek Jeter $18.9M
World Baseball Classic
The World Baseball Classic is underway. Checkout the MLB Network for up-to-the date news and games on the WBC.
Johan Santana says he’s ready for Opening Day. The events that led up to this on Santana:
- Last Saturday his announcement of elbow tendinitis puts his Opening Day start in jeopardy.
- Last Sunday will pitch a 31-pitch bullpen session.
- Last Tuesday he’s behind schedule
- Last Wednesday after a 46-pitch bullpen session, he’ll be ready.
A-Rod has a torn labrum in his right hip, which was caused by a large cyst. His treatment options are:
- Rest, Heat and cold treatments with exercise and rehab sessions.
- Offseason Surgery
We’ll have to wait and see, but the Yankees are hurting.
Until then, see ya at Spring Training!