In a move that should come as a surprise to nobody, SI.comÆs Jon Heyman is reporting that Manny Ramirez will exercise his $20 million player option for 2010. Nobody in the Los Angeles Dodger organization should be surprised by this. This was a no-brainer decision for Ramirez. At the end of the day, Ramirez didnÆt have any other options. What was he going to do? Back out of his contract and test the free agent market? No team was going to give him a multi-year deal, and no team was going to give him $20 million. Not after a year coming off a steroid suspension. He had no choice but to exercise his option. As for the Dodgers, this isnÆt the worst move in the world. ItÆs not like the Detroit Tigers' situation, where they are going to pay Magglio Ordonez $18 million next year. Despite havi ...
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