Hanley wants an extension

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  1. TheKnockdown

    TheKnockdown DSP Legend

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    Would you do it?

    Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking.
    "Definitely, because I want to stay here," Ramirez said. "I want to stay here forever."

    Ramirez will become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season. He will earn $15.5 million this year and $16 million next.
    "Hopefully, I could stay here the rest of my career," Ramirez said. "But I can't control that."
    Ramirez is 29.
    The Dodgers have several players with long-term deals: Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier are under contract through 2017; Adrian Gonzalez and Zack Greinke through 2018; and Matt Kemp through 2019. The team is also negotiating a new deal with Clayton Kershaw.
    Ramirez never reached the playoffs in his six-plus seasons in Florida with the Marlins. His move to the Dodgers last year offered him a change in clubhouse culture.
    "It's a winning ballclub," Ramirez said. "It's all about that W. You don't worry about anything else. Just win, win, try to make it to the playoffs and to the World Series. There's a lot of history. Everywhere you go, it's about that team. Everything is, 'Let's win today, let's win today.'"
    Ramirez said winning the World Baseball Classic with the Dominican Republic changed his perspective.
    "I got a taste," he said. "After I tasted that, I want to keep drinking from that cup."
    Ramirez also credited the Dodgers medical staff with helping him revive his career. Not only did Ramirez recover from a broken thumb and strained hamstring this year, he also gained strength in his surgically repaired left shoulder.
    "My body feels good," he said.
    Ramirez went into the All-Star break hitting .386 with eight home runs and 25 runs batted in in 39 games.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-0715-dodgers-notes-20130715,0,823078.story
     
  2. bestlakersfan

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    4 years, $65MM max for me.
     
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    I'd extend him on a games played basis. Pay him his asking price, then deduct a pro-rated portion for each game missed due to injury. At $16 million he's making almost $99,000 a game-if he missed 10 games due to injury then deduct $990,000.

    It'll never happen.
     
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    Right now might be the best/worst time. If we wait until the after next season and he truly is back to being Hanley Ramirez then it is going to be a monster contract but if we do it now then we could get a much team friendlier deal. Works vice versa as well. It's a risk but I want him on our team for what should be his prime years.
     
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    Next seasons problems. Remember, we have Dee Gordon waiting in the minors.


















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    and you referenced your own avatar
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    We should probably call up Dee now so that Hanley knows his job is on the line.

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    I'd wait. money doesn't scare me...injuries do.
     
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    Unless he's open to a mega team friendly deal I'd wait til at least the offseason for him to prove he's healthy and can continue to produce at the level he's capable of.the number of years he's looking for will be crucial as well.imo I eould max out at 5 but 4 should be the sticking point for the dodgers
     
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    4/65 or 5/80?
     
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    Sounds about right
     
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  12. chris

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    Sure if he's willing to play 3rd in the future.
     
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    yes. if he's worth the money they pay the man. if he's injured again this year and most of the next he should at worst be a bargain. just hope that he doesn't start malingering if they don't extend him.
     
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    They'll probably do it.
     
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    If the Dodgers want him, he'll be here. Simple enough.
     
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    Didn't IBB already give Hanley an 'extension' of sorts?
     
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    Baseball america seems to think that seagar will be moving to third at some point...
     
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    Either way, Hanley's bizarre transfer from ball to hand, double clutch, and short armed throws will follow him to any position.
    I suppose putting him in the position with less action is probably a good idea, but then we have defensive problems at 3rd. It's a tough position as well.

    As long as he hits though, they'll have a spot for him.
     

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