Player of the Day: Manny
The Dodgers started the offseason by offering Manny 2 years and 45 million. After a few months, and the Dodgers upping the offer to 2 years and 45 million, Manny returned with a counteroffer: 2 years and 45 million.
Much haggling was needed to find a midpoint acceptable to both parties, but in the end, they were able to settle on 2 years, and 45 million dollars.
The Dodgers are now clear favorites to repeat in the NL west, and it will be interesting to see if Manny's incredible finish last year was due to some good luck, or if he's experiencing a Bonds-like late career burst (disclaimer: I'm not trying to make allegations of any kind here).