Hanley Ramirez’s six-year, $70MM deal will be officially announced Saturday. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro has the details of the contract.
Basically the deal pays $23.5MM for Ramirez’s three arbitration years and $46.5MM for his first three years of free agency. It’s also been confirmed that the deal lacks no-trade provisions. I know we always label these young-player long-term deals as team-friendly. But this one takes the cake. That’s not a knock on Ramirez – if I had his talents I’d certainly exchange maximum dollars for immediate security. How about you?