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Agent says Aramis Ramirez won't return to Cubs

Posted on: November 14, 2011 8:19 pm
 
Aramis Ramirez

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez won't be returning to the Cubs, his agent told MLB.com.

"That ship has sailed," Paul Kinzer told Carrie Muskat of MLB.com

Kinzer said Ramirez, 33, is looking for a three- or four-year deal with a new team, and is in no hurry to sign with a new team.

"As the market establishes itself and people find out if they're in or not on [Albert] Pujols or [Prince] Fielder, and who's in on [Jose] Reyes, Aramis is going to be there," Kinzer said. "He's not looking at an eight-year contract. He's going to be looking in the four-[year] ranger, and maybe three with an option. It's going to be his choice."

Ramirez hit .306/.361/.510 with 26 home runs and 93 RBI in 2011 and is a .284/.342/.500 hitter in his career. Ramirez struggled in 2010, but bounced back last season to be the Cubs' most productive hitter.

Ramirez is coming off a five-year, $71 million deal with the Cubs he signed after exploring free agency following the 2006 season. He was traded to Chicago in 2003 from Pittsburgh.

"There's no problems there, but it's the point where it's the end of an era," Kinzer told MLB.com. "They have some things they have to do, and at this point in his career, [Rafael Furcal] got his ring, and now Ramy wants his. He wants to go somewhere where he has a shot at a competitive team. He loves Chicago and it hurts for him to leave, but that's part of the sport."

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Comments

Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Agent says Aramis Ramirez won't return to Cubs

If he waits till the end of Jan. to sign, could be a good first foot forward for new Dodger ownership.



Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: November 14, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Agent says Aramis Ramirez won't return to Cubs

little jealousy there eh Ricky?



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Agent says Aramis Ramirez won't return to Cubs

It's always funny when somebody calls a player who wants to change teams a traitor. He went through his contract and now wants to go to a contender. It's not his fault the Cubs are awful and he won't win a ring any time soon with them. He can come to Detroit Cool



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Agent says Aramis Ramirez won't return to Cubs

This is no surprise...everyone including A Ram and the Cubs knew he wasn't returning next year. Where he may end up is the only question that remains. That and also how many games he will miss next season



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Agent says Aramis Ramirez won't return to Cubs

Friggen traitor.  I hope he stays in the NL so Cubs pitchers can throw at his head, hopefully hit him, and knock some sense into him.  Kiss my ass Ramy, you were never that good anyway!!! 



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