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Ramirez wants to stay with Cubs

Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:59 pm
 
Aramis RamirezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez said he was "misunderstood" on Thursday when it was reported he'd consider waiving his no-trade protectionfor the right deal, and on Friday he told reporters as much.

From the Chicago Tribune:

"I want to stay here and [general manager Jim Hendry] wants me here … If he doesn't want to trade me, he ain't gonna listen to offer."

As for if Ramirez would say no to a trade, well, he backed off the hard stance, "That has to happen first," he said. "After that happens, I'll see what's going on." 

Ramirez said he talked to Hendry on Thursday to make sure the GM knew Ramirez preferred to stay in Chicago.

The Cubs hold a $16 million option on Ramirez for 2012, but are unlikely to pick it up. CBSSports.com senior writer Scott Miller noted the Angels would love to add Ramirez to their lineup.

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Since: Nov 19, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Ramirez wants to stay with Cubs

I call BS!  ARam doesnt want to stay with the Cubs, he really wants to become a FA at the end of this year, and rob some sucker team for the next 3-4 years as the best 3B available on the market.  Im sure he would be pissed if the Cubs picked up his option, and if the Cubs were to trade him, his $16m option automatically kicks in and he will have to play for a contract again next year, something Im sure he doesnt want to do.  Hes looking for that big payday, nothing more.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Ramirez wants to stay with Cubs

The Cubs are that cheap? Their best hitter & they can't cough up 16M for next season. Why in the world does he want to stay a Cub.He'll be 34 next June.I'm sure his agent can conive a 3 year deal from a better team than the Chicago Cubs.


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