Along with Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez also played a key role in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ turnaround last season and push into postseason play. In the playoffs, Ramirez continued his hot hitting until being hit by a pitch in Game 1 of the NLCS.

The result was a hairline fracture in Ramirez’s rib and he, nor the Dodgers were able to recover and lost the series in six games. Playing in a contract year, Ramirez hasn’t quite found the same rhythm he was in last year, but according to a CBS Sports report, that hasn’t prevented him from seeking a new deal north of $130 million.

The reported sum isn’t beyond reason for a player of Ramirez’s caliber, however if he continues to have a subpar season, the Dodgers may need to seriously consider if signing the 30-year-old to such a large contract is warranted.

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About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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