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Hanley gets removed from Florida's trading block

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat May 10, 2008 7:44 am

WASHINGTON -- Hanley Ramirez is widely regarded as a franchise player.

The Marlins certainly believe so, and they're making the 24-year-old shortstop the foundation of their future.

According to a high-ranking Major League Baseball source, the Marlins have reached a tentative agreement on a six-year, $70 million contract with their star shortstop. The deal is not expected to be formally announced for at least a few days.


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This is the first long term contract given by Florida since 2005. They're getting a new stadium in 2011 so at least they're finally opening up their wallets for their right guy rather than having their highest paid player make $2 million a year.
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Re: Hanley gets removed Florida's trading block

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 10, 2008 9:20 am

I'll believe it when I see it }:-)
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Re: Hanley gets removed from Florida's trading block

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat May 10, 2008 9:28 am

The Marlins aren't playing any tricks, they'll stock up to win a championship and then dismantle again.

Anyone want to make a sig bet that the Marlins will win the World Series in 2014? :-B
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Postby Yoda » Sat May 10, 2008 10:08 am

Grounded Polo wrote:The Marlins aren't playing any tricks, they'll stock up to win a championship and then dismantle again.

Anyone want to make a sig bet that the Marlins will win the World Series in 2014? :-B


They ways that they are playing right now with that team, it will be sooner.

Excellent signing by the Marlins.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat May 10, 2008 1:50 pm

Indeed, great signing for the Marlins, really didn't have to break the piggy bank.
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Postby tuff_gong » Sat May 10, 2008 4:16 pm

Very good signing. Ensuring they get Hanley for the most productive part of his career. Someone will overpay for him when he's in his early 30's, and the Marlins will part ways, and probably use that money in some other very smart way.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sat May 10, 2008 8:15 pm

I'm really surprised that Hanley took that deal actually. He must really have wanted to stay in Florida. It's hard to say that anybody's being "ripped off" at 11+ million per year, but the way Hanley's been playing the last couple years, he's a $20 million type of player....
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Postby thedude » Sat May 10, 2008 9:05 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:I'm really surprised that Hanley took that deal actually. He must really have wanted to stay in Florida. It's hard to say that anybody's being "ripped off" at 11+ million per year, but the way Hanley's been playing the last couple years, he's a $20 million type of player....



Yeah but this is really a three year extension. This buys out three arbitration years. So if you figure he makes about 20-25 million those three years this is like a three year 45 to 50 million contract. A little below market value for Hanley, but still it is nice to have the security. Plus it allows him to get a 6 to 8 year deal after it is over.
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Re: Hanley gets removed from Florida's trading block

Postby moochman » Sat May 10, 2008 11:27 pm

I want to say this was a good signing, but everytime I watch a Marlins game it looks like there are about 700 people there. Unless this signing signals a long-term shift in philosophy I don't see how this signing makes monetary sense for any party involved.

I do, hereby, apologize to Ramirez for not believing in him. Unreal season he has going on so far.
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