Friday, January 02, 2009
Rumor: Giants Offer Manny 4-Year DealSan Francisco's CBS affiliate reports the Giants have made Manny Ramirez a 4-year offer. Yet, in that same story:
The chances of the Giants signing Ramirez, a 36-year-old left fielder, were unclear. A team spokesperson told CBS 5, "it's not happening."So can we then surmise the crumb trail leads back to Scott Boras?
Day One Of MLB Network, And I Still Don't Have ItDespite some reports that MLB Network is live, I still don't see it. A call to Time Warner got me in touch with a customer service rep who hadn't even heard of it, and in fact the network wasn't on any of his internal information despite appearing on my channel lineup. The channel (276) came up all right, but it told me to call customer service ... still waiting on that one.
Update: Bob Timmermann has more on this, reminding us that this is a network that Time Warner has an interest in; the post also includes a link to a Maury Brown post about this. "90%" of Southern California TW customers are supposed to have access, but ... well ... next week, maybe?
Lowe To Keep Looking Despite Mets' BidDespite a 3-year/$36M deal on the table, Derek Lowe will keep looking for a better offer. With the A-list free agents signed (and whether Manny qualifies is an open question, and no, I don't mean by Elias standards), it'll be interesting to see what happens with Lowe and his second-tier brethren.