I am hearing from emailers that George Ofman of WSCR The Score out of Chicago is reporting that Cubs sources indicate the team is close to a deal with Aramis Ramirez. Word is that it is for five years and a little over $14MM per year.
Also, while we’re on the topic, check out Fire Joe Morgan’s latest. It’s time intelligent people start fighting back against the whole Ramirez laziness thing with, I don’t know, some logic or stats or something.
And I must say I absolutely loathe the whole "well, we won/lost with this player on the team, so we should keep/get rid of him solely for that reason." Come on now. That logic is the basis of a million bad decisions. Hey, the Devil Rays lost 101 games with Scott Kazmir in the rotation. They should cut him. The Cardinals won the World Series in a season in which they gave Aaron Miles 426 ABs? They should sign him to a three-year deal.