Live Blogging the Manny-Ramirez-to-the-Giants Negotiations!

1:01 a.m. – According to a high-ranking source, the Giants are out on Manny Ramirez.

2:35 a.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are in on Manny Ramirez.

4:45 a.m. – According to a high-ranking source, the Giants are in on Manny Ramirez, but only for the major league minimum.

5:22 a.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are in on Manny Ramirez. They’ve offered him a five-year deal.

5:23 a.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the previously reported five-year-deal is only partially accurate. Of the five years, all of them are option years, including the first year. The Giants will have the ability to void the entire contract on May 1st.

5:24 a.m. – The previously reported five-year options-only deal has been denied by Scott Boras, who notes that Manny is hoping for five consecutive player options for five years, at $25M per year.

5:54 a.m. – According to the El Telégrafo del Pollo newspaper in Dominican City, Manny Ramirez signed with the Dodgers for 4 years, $85M.

6:15 a.m. – According to my source, neither El Telégrafo del Pollo nor Dominican City are real. Manny is still on the open market.

6:16 a.m. – According to a high-ranking source, the Giants are out, citing a commitment to their youth movement.

6:54 a.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are in, citing a need for a power hitter.

7:39 a.m. – According to a high-ranking source, the Giants are out, citing budget concerns.

9:32 p.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are in, citing a moving oration from "Chet in Gilroy", who called into KNBR with reasoning that was so airtight, so passionate, that the organization had no choice but to reconsider.

10:35 p.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are neither in nor out on Manny Ramirez according to a high-ranking source. Instead, the team is in antarabhāva, which is Sanskrit for "intermediate state." The source described the state as "all, yet none, with the dissolution and transmutation of the free agent market still in front of us, yet also behind."

11:33 p.m. – Larry Baer was on KNBR this morning, and described the efforts to sign Manny Ramirez as "in the first inning."

12:10 a.m. – Henry Schulman reported that the Manny Ramirez talks were "in the third or fourth inning."

12:15 a.m. – Jayson Stark reported that the Manny Ramirez-to-the-Giants were "in the second inning, but a shirtless, drunk fan just jumped down from the stands, and security is chasing him around the field, which has caused substantial delays."

12:28 a.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are "definitely not interested in Manny Ramirez. No way. What a stupid thing to say. The person who told you that was either stupid or trying to manipulate you. In fact, no one could be that stupid. They’d have to be evil. What evil, manipulative moron told you that? Point out the person who started the rumor, and I’ll cut him; I’ll cut him good."

1:35 a.m. – According to a high-ranking official, the Giants are "definitely interested in Manny Ramirez. Why wouldn’t they be?"

1:55 a.m. – According to a high-ranking source, if the Giants miss out on Manny Ramirez, look for them to sign C.C. Sabathia to a hometown discount.

2:33 a.m. – The Giants are in "the final stages" of a trade that would swap Jonathan Sanchez for Manny Ramirez, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

3:10 a.m. – According to a high-ranking source with knowlege of the negotiations, who also went to school with the sister of a high-ranking official, the Giants have "given up" trying to acquire Manny Ramirez, and have turned their attention to Toronto's Alex Rios.

More updates as events warrant. If you have any updates to add, please post them in the comments section, as I am in no way sick of this story.

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