Wow – an about face on everything we’ve heard lately about Aramis Ramirez. I was just reading about this complete failure and nodding. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have re-signed Ramirez. The deal is for five years and $73MM, a significant hometown discount. There’s also a mutual option for 2012, his age 34 season.
Did you know 34.6% of Ramirez’s batted balls were flyballs in both 2005 and 2006? You learn something every day. Talk about consistency.
The Cubs re-signed Kerry Wood as well. He got a deal that could reach $6MM if he meets various bullpen and health related incentives.