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José Ramirez, Guardians Agree To Lengthy Contract Extension

Superstar third baseman José Ramirez and the Cleveland Guardians have agreed on a five-year, $124 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. A major turn in events after multiple reports suggested the three-time All-Star could be traded this offseason. A star wants to stay in Cleveland — who knew it was possible?

Ramirez’s deal will take him through his age-35 season, and at $24.8 million per season — a solid deal for a team that’d spent $0 up until this agreement. A 6.7 WAR player that’s got pop from both sides of the plate and can field his position well at third base. Still an incredibly attractive contract if the Guardians ultimately decide to thrust José Ramirez back on the trade block for a haul of prospects.

The 29-year-old slugger made the All-Star team last year and hit .266 with 36 homers and 103 RBI. One of the game’s best players finally got paid what he deserves. Can’t be upset at that.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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