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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: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

The Cubs didn't trade him because he had one of Hendry's No Trade contracts that he loved tossing around. As for the Brewers and him being a piece of the puzzle he's more like a Darvon addict and it's a good thing they got Alex Gonzalez or this would still be the worst fielding left side of the infield in baseball. Oh don't expect much hitting either until the Brewers are at least 10 games out and ready to bow out.  Hell he's so lazy he didn't even go to the All Star Game the lame piece of crap. Good Luck, this is a waste of money.



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

This move makes sense and I think everyone around here saw it coming.  As a Cubs fan I don't understand why they didn't deal him at the All Star break last year.  It was obvious they weren't going to resign him so they could have gotten some prospects for him.  Probably nothing big but they would have gotten more than they got by him a free agent.  The NL Central is going to be bad next year...I think the Reds will probably win it.  My Cubs are going to have a loooong season.  Brewers are a coin toss...I don't think people around here understand how big of a hole they are going to have without Fielder.  Obviously the whole Braun saga has to play out.  And if their staff pitched like it did in the playoffs they will be in a world of hurt.



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Brewers land Aramis Ramirez with three-year deal

Sorry Brew Crew fans.  This guy is a waste of money.  I understand Milwaukee is losing Prince and that Braun got caught cheating.  However, A RAM is over rtaed.  If they gave him 3 years at anything more than $7-$8 per season, than they over paid.

He will hit 20 Dongs but that is about it.

At least you guys have a strong pitching staff and the NL Central looks to wide open again with Pujols leaving.

Milwaukee deserves a winner!  A GON was a nice signing @ SS.


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:26 pm
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Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Report: Brewers land Aramis Ramirez

Hurray!

Lets hope he's a piece to the puzzle that is winning a World Series, in Milwaukee, for the Brewers.


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