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Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:54 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 6:46 pm
 


By Matt Snyder


Brewers fans are in need of good news, and it's possible this will suffice. Slugging third baseman Aramis Ramirez has signed a three-year deal with Milwaukee, pending a physical, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has confirmed. The news was first reported by ESPN.com. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman has learned the contract will be worth about $36 million.

Considering free agent Prince Fielder is headed elsewhere -- which is cemented with this signing -- and 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun will likely be serving a 50-game suspension to open the 2012 season, there was a gaping hole in the middle of the prospective opening-day roster for the defending NL Central champs. While Ramirez isn't anywhere close to being as good as Fielder or Braun in the batter's box, he's a bona fide cleanup hitter.

Brewers' offseason
Ramirez, 33, has been with the Cubs since a midseason trade back in 2003, so he's been a member of three NL Central division championship clubs. He hit .306/.361/.510 with 26 homers, 93 RBI and 35 doubles last season, winning a Silver Slugger award. He's a two-time All-Star and has garnered MVP votes in four different seasons. And playing for a contender was important, which Ramirez believes the Brewers are.

"That was one of his criteria," agent Paul Kinzer said, via the Associated Press. "There were about four teams that he liked that were contenders, and Milwaukee was at the top of his list."

The move rounds out the left side of the Brewers' infield, as they signed Alex Gonzalez to play shortstop last week. Casey McGehee will flip across the diamond and play first base, with Mat Gamel also being in the mix there as well.

Ramirez has played his entire 14-year career in the NL Central.

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Comments

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal


    Heres the word on him...Great talent...Shows up when he feels like it...... Clubhouse cancer...



Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

A McGehee/Gamel platoon as a replacement for Fielder? I'm not exactly enthusiastic by that thought



Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

outstanding signing if they can keep him healthy for the whole year .....



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

At first I thought they meant Manny. Then I figured they'd sign Barry, Sammy,McGuire, Raffy, and Clemens. And we'd all forget about Braun.




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

lol...................getem kid



Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

Get your facts straight.  It was not steroids.  Cheater maybe, but not roids.  Idiot.



Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

Aramis will be fine with the Brewers. I like a guy that hits .305,has a good slugging percentage, and bats clean up. The Cubs are lucky to have Theo Epstein and have to be on the upswing(since they've been so pathetic). The Brewers are a well run organization and "imminent decline" is hilarious. Try division winners pal! LOL



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

Seems to me by signing Ramirez the brewers are hedging their bets believing the cheater w/ be sitting 50 games.  The Hebrew Hammer has become the Jewish Jackal. Non wonder he was pounding his chest like King Kong rounding 3<sup>rd</sup> after going deep. He was wired on roids.




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

Thanks for the years A-Ram, Good Luck in Milwaukee, I'll still cheer for ya!



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

As a lifelong Cub fan, I can't think of many other Cubs who would stir up so many different emotions in me as a fan. The dude is incredibly talented and equally lazy. After 30 years of third base being literally a revolving door on the North Side he finally shored up the position for an extended length of time, however he never really became a fan favorite. In the end, I am not sad to see him go, but I don't really see us having anyone who will be more productive at third base for a while. I will tip my hat to him on something; he made tens of millions of dollars while being completely lazy and at times appeared to be apathetic, yet his numbers can't help but prove he had a tremendously productive career. It is almost unfathomable how good this guy could have been if he had acutally cared. He was a 2 time all star without trying.


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