The Los Angeles Dodgers and veteran shortstop Hanley Ramirez have started to discuss a new deal according to the Los Angeles Times.
Now it’s obvious that the Dodgers were interested in locking up Ramirez long term as he has also expressed interest in staying in Los Angeles. Before he ended up with the Dodgers, it seemed like he was very unhappy with how things were in Miami.
An unhappy Hanley Ramirez, resulted in some behavior issues despite how well he played. Ramirez is coming off a huge season as he hit .345/.402/.638 across the line with 20 home runs and 57 RBI’s through only 86 games.
A deal between Ramirez and the Dodgers may not get done right away, considering they may interested in locking up Clayton Kershaw first. Kershaw may be looking at a deal that could come to a total of around $300 million, but he’s coming off his second Cy Young Award winning season.
Ramirez may not get that much, but he’ll get enough to make him want to stay in Los Angeles for the rest of his playing career.
Right now this is a step by step process that will eventually turn out great for both sides.