From Buster Olney of ESPN.com:
As of Monday afternoon, there was virtually no on-going dialogue between the Dodgers and free-agent outfielder Manny Ramirez. The Dodgers have effectively made two offers to the left fielder -- a two-year, $45 million proposal, and an offer of arbitration. But those generated no response from agent Scott Boras, so the Dodgers are intent to sit back and let Boras come to them; the Dodgers have no intention of bidding against themselves.
Mr.Olney also implies the New York Yankees aren't going to give Manny Ramirez to multi-year deal he seems to think he is entitiled to. Nor will the team top any offer to Mark Teixeira. We will see.