Giants Still Have An Eye On Manny

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are closely
monitoring the Manny Ramirez situation. Although managing partner
Bill Neukom says there have been no new conversations with agent
Scott Boras.

Neukom also said today no parallels should be drawn between the
Giants pursuit of Ramirez this spring and that of slugger Barry Bonds 16 years ago under former owner Peter Magowan.

Neukom said Bonds was an elite all-around player in his prime while Ramirez is 36 years old and more one-dimensional.

Ramirez turned down the Dodgers most recent contract offer, a $45 million, two-year deal. The Los Angeles Times, however, reported much of the money was to be deferred.

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