Rangers Acquire Edwar Ramirez

The Rangers acquired reliever Edwar Ramirez from the Yankees for cash considerations, tweets Jack Curry.  Ramirez had been designated for assignment on February 28th to clear a spot for Chan Ho Park.

Ramirez, 29 this month, whiffed 10.6 per nine in his 98.3 career big league innings with the Yankees.  Walks and home runs were a problem, though not nearly as much in recent Triple A stints.


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15 Comments on "Rangers Acquire Edwar Ramirez"


Rich_in_NJ
5 years 5 months ago

I would have preferred that the Yankees DFA’d Albaladejo instead.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

I agree and was almost certain that the Padres would claim Ramirez.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

I agree and was almost certain that the Padres would claim Ramirez.

East Coast Bias
5 years 5 months ago

I agree with the Albaladejo comment. But I would have preferred to not sign CHP, just don’t trust that dude…

bomberbantercom
5 years 5 months ago

Tough one. Edwar Ramirez is pretty much a one pitch pitcher (change up is really good, almost great, but he doesn’t really have anything else to throw as his fastball is average at best). when Albaladejo has his act together, he has a lot more tools than Ramirez and Park is more consistent than both Ramirez and Albaladejo put together, so can’t get too mad at the Yankees for this move.

ReverendBlack
5 years 5 months ago

ER is one refinement away from being very effective out of the ‘pen. With that changeup, he doesn’t need a plus fastball. He just needs be able to command it.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Ramirez is one of the THE most dominant minor league pitchers of all time.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 5 months ago

With all due repsect to you Rev Black, but a great changeup in the absense of a decent fastball is meaningless, thus the reason why he struggled once teams saw him a couple of times. A great changeup is usually great because of the speed diferential between it and a fastball. When the fastball tops out at 88 mph and the changeup sits around 82-83 mph and that’s all he has then guys can sit on his change up and still have plenty of time to react to his sub par fastball. When he first came up in 2007 he was lights out. Even in 2008 he was fairly effective. He’s a decent guy to bring in to pitch to a batter or two but decent hitters will crush him.

brads77
5 years 5 months ago

Tell that to Doug Jones

Jman1213
5 years 5 months ago

Geez, all the Yanks could get for him was Ben Franklin.

In all seriousness, Park is a better pitcher than Ramirez or Albaledejo. I wouldn’t have been heartbroken if either of them were dumped.

Jman1213
5 years 5 months ago

Geez, all the Yanks could get for him was Ben Franklin.

In all seriousness, Park is a better pitcher than Ramirez or Albaledejo. I wouldn’t have been heartbroken if either of them were dumped.

MadmanTX
5 years 5 months ago

I wouldn’t fire even a janitor to allow Chan Ho Park to replace him. Didn’t anybody watch this clown pitch for the duration of his contract with the Rangers? How does he continue to get jobs in MLB?

MadmanTX
5 years 5 months ago

I wouldn’t fire even a janitor to allow Chan Ho Park to replace him. Didn’t anybody watch this clown pitch for the duration of his contract with the Rangers? How does he continue to get jobs in MLB?

coolstorybro222
5 years 5 months ago

weird. I thought he was with the cubs, guess not.

1ShaqplusLeBronmakesrings1
5 years 5 months ago

I’m fine with this move good pitcher would never be succesful facing the al east could probably do ok in the nl