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How Manny's deal finally got done

L.A. expects Ramirez to commit himself, become 'a full-fledged Dodger'

Originally Published: March 4, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

"We want to say yes."

With those five words, uttered over the phone Monday night by Scott Boras to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, it was over.

Well, not totally over. Manny Ramirez wasn't a Dodger. Not yet.

But the four-month war of wills -- and words -- that had chewed up the Dodgers' entire winter, that was finally over. Manny was ready to make a deal. Boras was ready to make a deal. And the Dodgers were more than ready to make a deal.

That Monday night phone call, sources ...

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