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Marlins, Ramirez working on 6yr/70mil deal


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I like the source, "a Ramirez acquaintance." So basically some chick Hanley's telling "yea, don't worry about me leaving town, the Marlins are trying to lowball me but I'll take the hometown discount to stay close to you."

 

Yes, I actually think that's the only possible way Ramirez takes a deal that eats up 3 FA years where Hanley could probably get 50-60 million during that time.

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Now this is a thread worth making your first post on!

 

Finally the dominos are falling in a good way. We've got a stadium coming up and now we're finally looking into locking up our talent long-term. It would pretty much be a two-for cause the Marlins are doing well so far this season.

 

As a South Florida sports fan, its nice knowing that at least one of your teams look to have a positive future. A few months ago, with the struggles between the Dolphins, Heat, Panthers, and Marlins... I wasn't so sure of what the future would bring.

 

AWESOME NEWS!!! GO MARLINS!

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"Lambasted for their major league-low $21 million payroll and perpetual trading of star players, the Marlins are finally keeping one in the fold.

 

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez told an acquaintance he has agreed to the framework of a six-year, $70 million extension. That ranks as the richest contract in franchise history, topping the six-year, $61 million deal Gary Sheffield received in April 1997.

 

Ramirez's contract is pending a physical and an official announcement might not come until early next week."

 

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This updated article makes it sound like it is pretty much a done deal. The Marlins have finally done something right when it comes to our young stars. Locking up Hanley under these terms is beautiful. I'm still going to hold off on the celebrations until the ink is dry, but the champagne is on ice. The anticipation is killing me.

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I guess this means Hanley has entered David Wright comparable territory versus Tulowitski. Not surprising, but it's interesting. This is dramatically resetting the payscale for all SS. I would have thought this would have been more around $55-60, but he is damn good and we have a plethora of cheap pitchers coming up so we can afford to give out the contract.

 

What a great day.

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I guess this means Hanley has entered David Wright comparable territory versus Tulowitski. Not surprising, but it's interesting. This is dramatically resetting the payscale for all SS. I would have thought this would have been more around $55-60, but he is damn good and we have a plethora of cheap pitchers coming up so we can afford to give out the contract.

 

What a great day.

 

I'm not so sure this dramatically resets the payscale for all shortstops. Hanley's talent so far outstrips other shortstops that I don't think there is really any other young shortstop in the bigs right now that can point to Hanley's contract and say I expect what he is getting or thereabouts. At least any that has produced at the level Hanley has at the highest level.

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