According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Dodgers are back in on the Manny Ramirez talks, but they're offering Andre Ethier, not Matt Kemp.
This after Heyman said last night that the Dodgers had made it clear they were willing to trade Kemp for Ramirez. The Red Sox would surely prefer the right-handed hitter and are likely to hold out for him.
Why? Why? Why? Manny's a rent-a-player and a loco one at that. Ethier is young, cheap, and locked up forever. Sure, when Ramirez walks the Dodgers will get two compensation draft picks, but they're basically hoping that a few years down the road one of them ends up as good as Ethier.
Has Colletti learned nothing? Aging, declining veterans are almost always a bad idea, particularly when you're going to ask them to patrol cavernous Dodger stadium (and, I might add, without the luxury of a DH position if Ramirez tweaks a hammy).