Monday, November 03, 2008
Look Out, Manny, Gas Is Going Down
Ramirez, whose $20 million team options were voided when the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired him from Boston on July 31, expects a bull market for his services.
"I want to see who is the highest bidder. Gas is up and so am I," he said last month after the Phillies eliminated the Dodgers from the playoffs.
Perhaps Ramirez didn't notice, but the average price for a regular gallon of gas dropped to $2.41 nationally on Monday, down more than 30 percent from last month, according to auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express.
"We'll have to check the gas market, I guess, before I go and speak with him," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "I know how the fans feel and how we feel. It's obvious. I mean, what he did for 10 weeks -- regular season and postseason -- was as good as anybody can do. I've been at it long enough to tell you that I'm not going to tell you what my gut feeling is."