Quick Hits: Aramis, Manny, Royals, Blue Jays

Albert Pujols has a .304/.373/.551 line after tonight's four-hit performance, but the Cardinals' win didn't bring them any closer to the Braves, who still hold a 2.5 game advantage in the Wild Card standings. Here are tonight's links…

  • Aramis Ramirez told Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald that he has "probably" played his last game as a Cub at Wrigley Field (Twitter links). As Ramirez points out, he can't negotiate a new deal with the Cubs at the moment since they don't currently have a permanent GM. I took a look at possible suitors for the third baseman last week.
  • Manny Ramirez intends to play in the Dominican winter league for the Cibao Eagles, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN). 
  • The Royals are promoting Kelvin Herrera, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star (Twitter link). They will need to create 40-man roster space to promote the right-hander, as their roster is at its full complement. The Royals don't have any players on the 15-day DL, so there's no way of transferring a player to the 60-day DL for an easy fix.
  • Shawn Camp and Edwin Encarnacion told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca that they'd like to return to Toronto in 2012. Camp hits free agency after the season, while the Blue Jays control Encarnacion's rights for '12 with an option that I discussed earlier in the month.

24 Responses to Quick Hits: Aramis, Manny, Royals, Blue Jays Leave a Reply

  1. The Royals could just DL Soria, or get rid of the awful Jesse Chavez.  Also potentially likely would be cutting Kila Kaaihue.

    Herrera looks to be another weapon in a stocked and deadly Royals bullpen.

  2. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    Camp has sure pitched like he wants to stay here… by losing trying to lose his Type B status that is. 

    • Sniderlover 4 years ago

      It would shock me if they even considered bringing him back let alone actually bringing him back.

      I’m really tired to seeing Jays having these soft tossers relievers.

  3. Dick Armada 4 years ago

    Artie Moreno will light another $20 mil on fire and get Ramirez, and sell high on Callaspo.

  4. Cards_Fanboy 4 years ago

    Cards should sign Manny if Berkman doesn’t resign.  He’ll be cheap.  And if the comeback fails or if he acts a fool, just drop him.

  5. David X 4 years ago

    Anyone have a scouting report on Kelvin Herrera? Thanks.

  6. stewie75 4 years ago

    PS: I guess I’ve been marked as an agitator to the system & now all my posts must be approved by moderators. Down with the system. 

  7. tbell11 4 years ago

    Looks like Aramis Ramirez wants to go to the Angels

  8. BlueCatuli 4 years ago

    Thanks for not being willing to waive your no trade clause, Aramis. I hope the cubs do pick up that 16MM option only to watch him decline, and then offer him arbitration, only to watch him decline again. The Cubbies could wind up with two supplemental picks between Ramirez and Pena.

    • gunsnascar 4 years ago

      Thats exactly what the cubs GM should do in this ramirez scenerio.

  9. 04Forever 4 years ago

    Let hope the next thing Manny hits is something out of a ball park – ZING!

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      This latest incident with Manny just goes to prove that as a hitter, he belongs in the HOF.
      I mean he can hit anything thrown and anyone- including his wife!

  10. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    I am going to punch the first person who says “just Manny being Manny.”  

    . . . ::punches self::

  11. woadude 4 years ago

    Welcome back to the Dominican Republic Mr. Ramirez, where to first? ::Manny:: ” uhhh the err uhhh Vitamin store….

  12. woadude 4 years ago

    And make a quick stop here at the women’s fertility clinic, have to pick something up for the missus.


  13. Bled Orange 4 years ago

    “good for manny”?!????????

    Ive lost faith in humanity

  14. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Ramirez may play ball in any of the Caribbean, even Independent leagues that may let him, but any MLB team that lowers itself to let this guy play for him once his 100 game ban if over is as awful as he is.

    Palmero never got that treatment, neither did Bonds. This would be nothing but looking at his bat and ignoring the fact the guy is a pure social leper, deserving the full, permanent ban from baseball he has richly deserved.

    Pete Rose, some may argue has acted better.

  15. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    In between the white lines?  Manny does coke too?!

  16. Matt Moore 4 years ago

    Cause another team would want him right…

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