The Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a big contract with Hanley Ramirez, but remain far from an agreement, reports CBS Sports writer Jon Heyman.
Ramirez is edging closer and closer towards free-agency but is willing to extend his contract as long as it is in excess of $100 million. In fact some reports believe he could be demanding as much as $130 million in line with Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo who received $153 million and $130 million respectively.
The Dodgers remain very keen on signing him onto a big contract but are concerned by Ramirez's recent injury record.
Insiders tell Heyman that Dodger's coaches love Ramirez not only because of his excellent play in-game but also his excellent attitude in training.
Playing his first full season with the Dodgers in 2013, Ramirez achieved a .345 batting average and 1.040 OPS. Despite appearing in little over half the games, Ramirez still finished eighth in the NL MVP voting.