Ramirez, Dodgers Won’t Negotiate Until Season’s End

Team president Stan Kasten says the Dodgers will not be discussing a new contract with free-agent-to-be Hanley Ramirez until after the season, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Ramirez is currently on the disabled list with an oblique injury.

Both sides have agreed we’ll sit down and talk at the end of the season and decide,” says Kasten. “As difficult a season as he’s had physically, there is still lots of time for him to have an enormous impact for us.”

Ramirez and the Dodgers discussed an extension at the beginning of the season, and Ramirez has voiced his desire to be a “Dodger for life.” Ramirez’s injuries and defensive troubles will likely be issues, however — Shaikin cites one insider who says that Ramirez might not be able to get a contract of more than two years unless he’s willing to move from shortstop to a new position. (Obviously, his .277/.367/.455 line this year will play at any position.)

The consensus among those Shaikin polled suggested Ramirez would get two to three years at about $15MM per season, a total that seems surprisingly small, but reasonable, given the question of what position he’ll play and the likelihood that the Dodgers will extend a qualifying offer.


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13 Comments on "Ramirez, Dodgers Won’t Negotiate Until Season’s End"


Christopher A. Otto
1 year 13 days ago

There are no bats on the market this winter. Somebody will be glad to gamble at 4/64 with a possible fifth yera.

MilkMeMore
1 year 13 days ago

if that is what it takes to get him im sure dodgers would of jumped but he is gonna end up asking for more.

Curtis Smith
1 year 12 days ago

im pretty sure that team would be the yankees. they need a replacement for the captain and in 3 yrs he can slide over to the hot corner when a roid is gone

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
1 year 12 days ago

No NL team will offer him that many years, knowing that keeping him in the lineup means playing him at a position, something he can barely do now, let alone after another 2-3 years.

JordanMantor
1 year 13 days ago

As much as I like Hanley, as a Dodger fan I really hope we don’t overpay and resign him. At this point, he would serve better on an AL team.

JasonGrabowski
1 year 13 days ago

Bye Hanley. he’s going to the AL

JordanMantor
1 year 13 days ago

Boy, your username brought back some old memories.

JasonGrabowski
1 year 13 days ago

but, it’s me.

koufaxblue
1 year 13 days ago

I would offer him a reasonable offer and let him walk if he doesn’t except.

FromDuke2Joc
1 year 13 days ago

Heyman said mid season Hanley is asking for 130 mil, that’s a big gap from his market. The Dodgers have played this brilliantly, let Hanley explore a big money deal with an AL team. If the years remain low LA can resign him if it gets too high for LA they get a comp pick. No need to block Seager and make Uribe a back up unless Hanley comes fairly priced.

Gerard de Andrade
1 year 12 days ago

That’s exactly what I wanted to say. Thank you for saving me time.. lol

Gerard de Andrade
1 year 12 days ago

Many options up the middle for the Dodgers. Gordon at SS. Guerrero another option. Seager for a year or 2

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
1 year 12 days ago

The problem for the Dodgers as it would be with any NL team is less the dollars than the years. Hanley has “DH” tattooed on his forehead.