Ramirez will earn $10 million in 2015. He has a club option that allows him to come back at the same price in 2016. Ramirez is coming off a season in which he hit .273/.305/.408 over 622 at-bats.Analysis:
Correa is expected to be with the team in big league camp. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.Analysis:
Florimon didn't see much time in the majors last season, receiving just 76 at-bats. He hit just .092 between the Twins and Nationals. The 27-year-old will join his fourth franchise in six seasons.Analysis:
As far as outfielder Marcell Ozuna and starting pitcher Jose Fernandez are concerned, however, it appears it could be a little more difficult to work out contract extensions, especially for Fernandez.Analysis:
The timing for such a deal could indeed be wrong considering that both lost about half of the 2014 season to injuries.Analysis:
Drew missed the first two months last season after holding out for a contract. He eventually signed with the Red Sox and was then traded to the Yankees. Drew hit .162 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 85 games.Analysis:
The deal would have included the two-year, $17.5 million deal Desmond signed in January to avoid arbitration, meaning Desmond would have made $89.5 million over five would-be free agent seasons. The contract would have also included deferred money, decreasing its true value.
One industry source told The Post that Desmond would receive far more than $90 million over five seasons, if he became a free agent after 2015 with one more average campaign. In April 2013, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus signed an eight-year, $120 million contract extension.
Desmond is expected to resume contract talks with the Nationals this offseason.
"There have been a lot of people that have come through this game that have sacrificed a lot for us, the players that are coming through now," Desmond said in March. "I don’t want to sign a deal -- and this isn’t to say they’ve offered me this -- but I don’t want to sign a deal that is so bad that a future shortstop gets screwed because I signed a terrible deal. I’m not going to be that guy, that kink in the chain. I’m going to get a fair deal, or I’m just going to wait."Analysis: