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December 04, 2006

Dodgers: 'Longest of long shots'

By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Understand this about the winter meetings: Things can turn around in a hurry. But according to someone who was there, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told his people this morning that a deal with the Red Sox for Manny Ramirez was "the longest of long shots.''

One Dodger official rated the chances of a deal "at 5 percent ... at best.'' The Dodgers don't want to give up the kind of prospects the Sox are seeking, especially Jonathan Broxton, the 22-year-old who they project to close for them one day.

So where does that leave the Sox? The Giants and Angels keep getting mentioned as possible matches.

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