Pirates Interested In Ramon Santiago

The Pirates are interested in free agent Ramon Santiago as a possible everyday shortstop, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The 32-year-old hits free agency after a decade in the Major Leagues with the Tigers and Mariners.

Santiago hit .260/.311/.384 in Detroit this past season, appearing at shortstop, second and third. He became the Tigers’ regular second baseman toward the end of the season and continued starting in the postseason. Though the Tigers like Santiago, they don't view him as an everyday solution. He is not a ranked free agent. 

The Pirates started their offseason off by signing Rod Barajas and they still need a shortstop and a first baseman. Here’s Tim Dierkes’ offseason outlook for the team.


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45 Comments on "Pirates Interested In Ramon Santiago"


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IHateJoeBuck
3 years 7 months ago

I’ve always liked Ramon and I hope he gets a chance to start somewhere.  His production can be replaced by Danny Worth though.

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MattCMoore
3 years 7 months ago

Danny Worth is a terrible hitter…

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epearson001
3 years 7 months ago

Where in the world is Ramon Santiago?

No seriously.  He still plays in the MLB?

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

he hit pretty well in the playoffs actually

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3 years 7 months ago

Plus a very popular player and teammate in Detroit.

Where are the Orioles on this matter? I love how the Baltimore Media and various other homers think he’s going to have  miraculous comeback. Even if Brian Roberts were healthy, he’s 34 years old. They should be looking for a successor anyway.
With that said, the Orioles would do well if they had a Santiago and Andino Platoon.

Also, Pirate fans how did Brandon Wood in 2011?

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Smrtbusnisman04
3 years 7 months ago

Ronny Cedeno was the starting shortstop in 2011. I still don’t understand why the pirates let him go, and was a great fielder, but it was probably because he had some mental lapses at times, like bunting with the bases loaded.

As of now, I wouldn’t mind to see how Santiago does, but D’arnaud or Jordy Mercer should be allowed to compete for the starter’s job next spring.

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

That would be a lot funnier if he didn’t play well. But for a utility man, he did very well.

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epearson001
3 years 7 months ago

Where in the world is Ramon Santiago?

No seriously.  He still plays in the MLB?

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Ramon could easily fill the void at 2d base.  Though that would make too much sense.

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3 years 7 months ago

Ramon could easily fill the void at 2d base.  Though that would make too much sense.