Angels Likely To Make Offer To Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez visited the Angels in the past week and a contract offer is likely coming soon from the team, reports Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The Angels were one of 4-5 teams with a "serious interest" in Ramirez, according to agent Paul Kinzer; one of these other teams could be the Tigers, who checked in on Ramirez in early November.

Signing Ramirez would give the Angels a nice trade chip in current third baseman Alberto Callaspo, who posted a .288/.366/.375 line last year and can also play second.  Los Angeles could have a wealth of infield depth with Callaspo, Maicer Izturis and whomever doesn't get the bulk of playing time at first base between Mark Trumbo and Kendrys Morales.

Also from Rosenthal/Morosi, the Brewers have inquired about Ramirez's services, with the plan of installing Ramirez at third and having a platoon of Mat Gamel and Casey McGehee at first.  Milwaukee has shown interest in a number of free agent infielders this winter, including Jimmy Rollins, Jerry Hairston Jr., ex-Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez and possibly Japanese import Hiroyuki Nakajima.  Sources tell Rosenthal and Morosi that the Brewers aren't interested in Jose Reyes at his current asking price.


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89 Comments on "Angels Likely To Make Offer To Aramis Ramirez"


3 years 8 months ago

Worst thing that can happen is he’ll say no.

3 years 8 months ago

Worst thing is he’ll say “YES”. No, we do not need another Gary Matthews Jr, for Heaven’s sake!

3 years 8 months ago

Not even close to that. The Angels actually have a table setting at the top of the order since Bourjos will be leading off. If the Halos sign A-Ram then that takes pressure off what to do with Abreu. He can just sit in the 2 hole with his patience and his surprising ability to steal bases and take the extra base. The Cubs didn’t have that at all. With the terrible table setting Chicago had, I can’t believe A-Ram still managed 93 RBI.

cookmeister
3 years 8 months ago

Bourjos will not lead off unless he hits well in spring training

3 years 8 months ago

Yet I have my reservations about his hability, he’s likely to have at least a .280/.350/.500 line, which is an improvement, at least in terms of power, from what we have.
I was talking about his attitude off the lines. If anything comes up to his mind, he may mess um the locker room… Don’t you recall a DH/1B called Shea Hillenbrand?

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

Relax, Reagins is gone.

ogueira
3 years 8 months ago

Ramirez is by no means Gary Matthews Jr.

Joesebastiangarcia
3 years 8 months ago

so whats the offer you guys would think?

3 years 8 months ago

Aram would provide us with power, not my personal top move, but if it helps us win a championship; I’m all for it.

3 years 8 months ago

Takes a lot of pressure off Scioscia when deciding what to do with Abreu.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

I hope if A-ram signs..That they sign Kuroda for 1 yr.. Then they trade Abreu and Alberto in a package for some pen help

Angelsfan1066
3 years 8 months ago

Please do not pay this guy to much money!! Hes old!

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

*other team signs ramirez*

“angels say they never really wanted aramis ramirez”

Dick Armada
3 years 8 months ago

Seriously, if they even GET their bid in this time, it’ll be an improvement from last off-season.

Sincerely,

Carl “I Never Heard From The Angels” Crawford

3 years 8 months ago

we have a GM with a brain this year… and probably not much competition for Ramirez. chances are, we’ll get a bid in this time. :)

ByeByeREX
3 years 8 months ago

Think 2/25 with club or mutual option for 3rd year gets it done?

Melvin McMurf
3 years 8 months ago

too much

ogueira
3 years 8 months ago

As an Angels fan, I think that’s a fair deal.

Dick Armada
3 years 8 months ago

3/63

Oh wait, Reagins is gone

Angelsfan1066
3 years 8 months ago

3/45 is what gets it done

Melvin McMurf
3 years 8 months ago

way too much

3 years 8 months ago

don’t really want. i’d rather have CJ Wilson and Callaspo at 3B

ByeByeREX
3 years 8 months ago

Can they afford both?

OCAngels
3 years 8 months ago

nope, only have 10-20MM to play with

3 years 8 months ago

If that were really accurate they wouldn’t even be talking to A-Ram, and maybe not even Wilson. 

Matt Garza (the #4 starter), Chris Ianetta (already acquired the catcher), Frank Francisco (the much needed reliever), and Wilson Betemit (for IF depth) is what they’d be going for all the way if Dipito only had $10-$20 million to work with.

Baseball-reference.com projects the 2012 payroll (with Weaver’s extension kicking in + other contracts + arbitration) to be around $135 million. 

I think $140 million may be part of Arte’s PR strategy.

Dick Armada
3 years 8 months ago

They only need a #4 pitcher, they might go after Buerhle or Oswalt for cheaper money than what Wilson wants.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

They can Afford A-ram and Kuroda..

cookmeister
3 years 8 months ago

Why are you so in love with Kuroda.  There have been no evidence that there is any mutual interest and Kuroda basically already said LA or Japan.  And no matter how much you love Arte and friends, LA does not mean the Angels.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

I ain’t in love with Kuroda he just a beast for cheap..And Also Dodgers have made it clear they won’t re-sign Kuroda..To much money for them and besides they signed Chris already…AND Angels are interested in Kuroda..Go to Angels site and it tells you. I aint the only one that love him..And why wouldn’t Kuroda want to sign with us super close to home and still gets to see his buddies on and off the field..Its either LAA or Japan..And for Angels Its either Kuroda or Harang..and I prefer Kuroda coz yes im in LOVE with him =)

cookmeister
3 years 8 months ago

Are you Lyle Spencer’s son?  I suggest not reading into much of what he claims the Angels have interest in.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

Ya i am.. And my dad didn’t say that he just wrote down what Jerry said =)

OCAngels
3 years 8 months ago

over pay for Aram or over pay CJ.  We only need a 4/5 starter, so I’ll pass on CJ.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

I hope its 14M or less 15M per yr max… He wouldn’t even be 3B he would be DH

3 years 8 months ago

i hope its two years with a club (or mutual) option

3 years 8 months ago

Headline: Should be Dipoto Has No Clue!

OCAngels
3 years 8 months ago

hell Ya!

3 years 8 months ago

3 x 14 will definitely get it done.  i think 2+1 yr club option x 12 is fair and what the angels would offer.  after 2012, he can be used partially at dh as well.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Probably 3/37.

ByeByeREX
3 years 8 months ago

Dipoto looks like he might be stockpiling infielders now. He has to have some trades in mind for pitching if he signs ARAM. What would a package of Callaspo or Izturis plus Conger bring us in terms of pitching? Are the Braves a fit as they have a ton of pitching surplus?

Dick Armada
3 years 8 months ago

Conger is the catcher when he’s ready. His road split was pretty good, they won’t let him go so soon.

fejimanz
3 years 8 months ago

IF this move gets made (and i don’t really see it happening) there would be trades coming after that with Izzy and Callaspo becoming expendable, and hopefully we can get bull pen help with those trades. I also don’t think he’d spend a whole heck of a lot of time at DH, there are a lot of people that need to get ABs there, and IF (big if) Kendrys is able to come back to be a serviceable 70-80% of what he used to be, all of his ABs would be at DH to not put lateral stress on his ankle…

3 years 8 months ago

Angels need some middle of the order batters. Aram will help. Hunter, Abreu, Trumbo are good but they need someone that makes you go.. ooh he’s batting 3rd or cleanup. niceee. Hopefully Morales comes back healthy and with a solid pitching staff, Angels could definitely make the playoffs and possibly contend for a CHIP

Ryan SoftballGod Siembal
3 years 8 months ago

it says mcgee/gamel at 1st, is that just in case no fielder, or have they given up

3 years 8 months ago

It will probably be 4 years $56-$60 offer