Just over a week ago, the Cleveland Guardians announced that they had locked up their star for the next several years, agreeing to terms with third baseman Jose Ramirez on a five-year, $124 million extension.
The Guardians had finally reached a deal to keep their star around for the long haul.
The deal was also the largest deal made by the Guardians since they signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million deal prior to the 2017 season.
MLB Network insider Jon Heyman recently tweeted about Ramirez’s contract extension and revealed all of the nitty gritty details, breaking each down to decipher what the deal includes in full.
Jose Ramirez, Guardians
$22,000,000 – 2022
$14,000,000 – 2023
$17,000,000 – 2024
$19,000,000 – 2025
$21,000,000 – 2026
$23,000,000 – 2027
$25,000,000 – 2028
Full No Trade
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 14, 2022
This is a pretty good deal for Ramirez.
It includes bonuses that could be awarded throughout the length of the contract and also a full no-trade clause.
This shows the Guardians’ commitment to Ramirez and how they plan on building a winning ballclub around him.
They also managed to extend him ahead of their home opener, meaning that he’ll get a large ovation from the fans at Progressive Field.
This was long overdue and should have fans feeling great as the team has also gotten off to a hot start in 2022.
The Guardians have retained their superstar.
The deal will last through the 2028 season.
We’ll see if Cleveland ends up building a winning ballclub around him between now and then.
If there’s one guy to build around if you’re the Guardians, it would be him.