Needless to say, I’m reveling in the fact that Boras has overestimated the value of his star client, Manny Ramirez. I’m so happy right now that my balls are literally tingling. Boras doesn’t misjudge the market this badly very often, so you’ve got to enjoy it while it does.
Are we really to believe that there’s a team that can offer Manny more than $25 Million? Ramirez could feed his entire island with the kind of loot the Dodgers were offering. The summers must be beautiful down there if Ramirez would rather sunbathe in La Dominicana instead of being the highest paid outfielder in the game.
So while Manny maintains his figure with a steady diet of fried plantains, Boras will be sweating it out over the coming months. But this time, it’s not the summer heat that’s making Scott greasy between the knees. It’s the specter of failure looming over his head.