Manny Insanity

Reportedly, the Dodgers have offered Manny Ramirez
P7143274 Manny.jpg, super-slugger and future Hall of Famer, a one-year, 25 million dollar deal which he turned down.  It seems he wants a 2 or 3 year deal.  In the midst of the Phillies’ struggles to find an affordable right handed bat, it annoys me to see good players turn down extraordinary offers like this.

Just imagine all you could do with 25 million dollars?



Thumbnail image for Jenn with baby Chimp 2.JPG- Buy a small island inhabited only by drunken monkeys.  I like monkeys; they are funny.  Add alcohol, even funnier.

- Send both my kids to college.  Well, maybe I should re-think that one…after this recession, college tuition may spike to 15 million a year…

- Hire Antonio Banderas to entertain me on the monkey island.P3014018 Jeter.jpg

 - Hell, with 25 million, I could probably afford to toss Derek Jeter in there too…

- Discover your own planet and name it.  You are super-rich!  Who will argue with you?  Buy them off…


THESIXXMILLION.jpg- Replace all of my broken and worn body parts with bionic ones!  It only cost 6 million dollars for this back in the 70’s…

- Sleep.  Sleep all I want without anyone disturbing me or telling me that I have to get up and do anything!

- Travel the world; see lions in Africa, tortoises and the Phantic’s relatives in the Galapagos and eat unusual foreign foods until I vomit.

Ok, you get the point.  Seriously, who cannot live on 25 million dollars?  How is this not enough?  Does he plan on buying the large island instead of the small one?  Has he set his goals too high?  Say, Julia Roberts high? 

The only logic I can see is that he wants the extra year or two in the deal because he fears an injury may hurts his chances in 2010 or 2011.  But this only makes sense if you think 25 million dollars is NOT an acceptable sum of money to live on.  Not to mention the millions he has brought home already!  Does he not realize that if he performs well again in 2009, that another 25 million will basically be handed to him in 2010?  Where is the logic?

As for the Phillies, no right-hander yet in sight.  Lots of names being tossed around, but so far no bites.  The most recent rumor is Nomar Garciaparra, but he may choose to retire or go to a team where he will get more playing time.  Moises Alou, Mark Grudzielanek and Rich Aurilia have also been discussed, but same situation; lack of playing time may keep them away.  Hey, if all else fails, I am still available :O)  Call me…

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8 Comments

Guess who is from Galapagos

Mark/MLB.com
http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com

The Phanatic!!!!!!!!!!

VERY funny blog! Loved it!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Jenn,
I would buy Pluto back, I was sad when the revoked it’s planet-hood. I think Manny will take more years for less money– which makes no sense because he gets tired of places very, VERY fast.
It interests me that Garciaparra is a first baseman now… he will always be my shortstop!
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Well look who is Manny’s agent – Scott Boras. No wonder it is not enough. Do not even get me started on him (Boras)! $25 million is more money than I would see in 25 lifetimes!
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Manny turning that offer down just shows his greed. He knows he isn’t going to get a 2 or 3 year deal and that is his own doing. If he didn’t quit on Boston regularly and demand to be traded everytime something comes up he would have his deal. He isn’t going to get it and everyone knows it.
http://downonstrikes.blogspot.com/

This situation was so weird! With $25 million I could buy seaosn tickets and maybe move downtown too! Manny is not doing very well this offseason. I doubt that he will have somewhere to play by the beginning of Spring Training!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

You make a great case for taking that money, Jenn! I especially loved Antonio Banderas entertaining you on the monkey island. LOL!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

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