Brewers A Favorite For Aramis Ramirez

Here are today's Aramis Ramirez rumors, with the newest updates on top:

  • The Angels' early offers to Ramirez have been "on the low side," tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, who wonders if that signals a lack of money or interest focused elsewhere.
  • Jon Heyman of MLB Network says the Brewers have been the most aggressive suitor for Ramirez. Meanwhile, the Phillies' interest appears to be fading, but the Angels are still involved, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links).
  • Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke to Ramirez's agent, Paul Kinzer, who said he considers the Brewers a "favorite" to sign his client. There are three teams with serious interest, according to Kinzer, so presumably the Brewers and Phillies are two of the three.
  • The Brewers haven't made Ramirez an official offer yet, but the third baseman is definitely interested in Milwaukee, says Kinzer: "He likes that team. He wants to go to a team that has pitching and gives him a chance to win a ring. He thinks the Brewers can do that."


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  1. AisoRed 4 years ago

    meh

  2. jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

    And being able to pound the Cubs seventeen times a year is a bonus

    • bacboris 4 years ago

      Its not one sided. Watching him do nothing when the Brewers are still in the race will be fun for the Cubs as well.

    • the same as  when the Cubs will pound you with Fielder

  3. slole1 4 years ago

    I actually think Ramirez could benefit from playing indoors in April and May. 

  4. Tyler 4 years ago

    Tell me how gaining him and losing Prince Fielder will work out?

    • CyYoungSuppan 4 years ago

      Tell me how losing Prince and not gaining him would be any better? 
      There are other needs and this move could potentially fix some of them. 
      There isn’t a single player other than Pujols that can replace Prince.  Ramirez at third and Gamel at first is better than Casey and Gamel. 

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

      Trade for Mark Reynolds 3B, sign Carlos Pena 1B, and somehow work out a trade for Ian Desmond SS. All 3 of those guys combined weigh about the same as Fielder. Thats how you replace Prince.

    • Do you realize how bad the Brewers 3B was last season?  Gamel/A-Ram is very possibly an upgrade over Fielder/McGehee. 

      • No, because Fielder will hit better than both of them combined. Casey is also a likely bounce-back candidate.

        • kidsmoke96 4 years ago

          Not to mention ARam really is pretty awful at 3B. Worse than McGehee in all likelihood. I’d love ARam’s 30 HR’s in the lineup but that’s about all I like about signing him.

  5. twinsgeek 4 years ago

    If the Cards lose Pujols, I have to think they would be very interested in Ramirez.

  6. philly_philanderer 4 years ago

    sweet….maybe I’ll finally get one right in our MLB free agent contest….

  7. Hardly a way to replace Prince

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

      There is no replacing Fielder.. what happened to the “Brewers might be able to resign Fielder” posts?

      • I don’t think anyone who was writing that actually believed it anyways.  The guy is going to get a major contract that is way out of the brewers market… but not the cubs.  Jesus, Prince in that rat infested shi! hole ball park for 81 games is a scary thought

  8. bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

    Then trade McGehee to LA for Loney

    • cubs223425 4 years ago

      There are AAA teams that don’t want James Loney.

    • kidsmoke96 4 years ago

      Or a veteran middle infielder. You guys could use one more…
      Seriously, what the hell is Colletti thinking this off-season?

      (And for the record, I love Loney and really can’t explain why.)

    • Loney, this is a joke right you maybe swapping for Gaby Sanchez sooner tahn you think or thats if your Redbird rivals dont get him first

    • Loney, this is a joke right you maybe swapping for Gaby Sanchez sooner tahn you think or thats if your Redbird rivals dont get him first

    • bobskube 4 years ago

      Done.  I’d trade McGehee for pretty much anything.  I don’t want to see him waddle to the plate and swing and miss at 3 sliders ever again.

  9. Christopher David 4 years ago

    Good. Sign him and non-tender McGehee. The Phils can re-sign Rollins, then pickup McGehee, and maybe deal Polanco. I mean, if they have to.

    • bobskube 4 years ago

      You don’t want McGehee.  I know you might think you do, but you don’t.

  10. TheCrew 4 years ago

    If I had to choose between one or the other, I think I would choose Ramirez over Rollins for the Brewers. But then again Taylor Green also deserves a shot at some playing time.

    • cubs223425 4 years ago

      I’d take Rollins, since McGehee has done something at the majors in the past, even if 2011 was a rough time.

      If you’re talking 3 years of Aramis or 5 of Rollins, I’d agree. Length and salary are a factor, but in terms of positional fit, I vote Rollins.

      But, as a Cubs fan, I vote Ramirez. I want teams to overspend on redundant parts over fixing big holes.

    • cubs223425 4 years ago

      I’d take Rollins, since McGehee has done something at the majors in the past, even if 2011 was a rough time.

      If you’re talking 3 years of Aramis or 5 of Rollins, I’d agree. Length and salary are a factor, but in terms of positional fit, I vote Rollins.

      But, as a Cubs fan, I vote Ramirez. I want teams to overspend on redundant parts over fixing big holes.

  11. Flharfh 4 years ago

    Gotta think that the Brewers would still tender McGehee even if they sign Aramis. McGehee is worth at least something in a trade, or they can keep him and have him as a backup 3b / 1b platoon partner with Gamel. If the Brewers do sign Ramirez it means they will be dumpster diving at SS. Ronny Cedeno, Alex Gonzalez, or (god forbid) Yuni.

    I also don’t think the Brewers would be at all interested in Loney. I can’t fathom any way he would outperform Gamel or a Gamel/McGehee platoon and it would be especially stupid considering Loney will make an estimated 6.5 mil in arb and Gamel will make the league minimum.

    • cubs223425 4 years ago

      The Cubs could offer their comp round pick for McGehee!

      We have no corner infielders…

      :(

      • bobskube 4 years ago

        Done.  In a millisecond.  Call up Theo, I’ll talk to Doug.

    • cubs223425 4 years ago

      The Cubs could offer their comp round pick for McGehee!

      We have no corner infielders…

      :(

  12. bmoneyy20 4 years ago

    ARAM cares about winning a ring now when he is about to get paid. what about your ntc you wouldnt waive for a chance last year. he cant field, isnt a leader, and is a stats padder

  13. Can Some One Please Explain To Me How The Mariners Or Orioles Can Afford Fielder But Not The Brewers

    • Sports33 4 years ago

      Nope, But I Can Explain That It Is Bad Grammar And Really Annoying To Capitalize The First Letter In Every Word In Your Post.

    • Sports33 4 years ago

      Nope, But I Can Explain That It Is Bad Grammar And Really Annoying To Capitalize The First Letter In Every Word In Your Post.

    • kidsmoke96 4 years ago

      Both the O’s and the M’s had payrolls under $85M last year. Seattle can certainly take on more with their market and ownership. I can’t explain the Orioles, who have a miserable owner and a media market that has been cut of by DC.

  14. I would love Ramirez over Rollins any day. Maybe both???

    • they can’t afford prince, how would they afford two players that want 13+ annually

      • kidsmoke96 4 years ago

        Exactly. I don’t know what the 2012 budget is. But it’s not $100M, which is what they’d exceed if they tried signing both of these guys.

  15. ludafish 4 years ago

    If he really cared about pitching and a ring, wouldnt he take a discount and jump on Phillies’ intrest of him? I mean, his bat with Howard and Utley makes them much stronger. Plus i think they have SOME pitching, right? 
    He’s rich, go there and win. Let Rollins walk if he wants to get too crazy and sign Ramirez.
    Wait, im a Marlins fan why do i want the phillies to get better?

  16. The only way I like a deal with A-Ram is two years and an option. Probably not going to happen, which is wonderful, as bargain hunting the SS market for their real positional weakness would inevitably lead to a return of Yuni, and certain disaster.  Doug Melvin is in total bro love with Yuniesky Betancourt, says he has “interest” in resigning him, as he “loves the way he turns a double play.” 

    Pay Rollins.  Pay that man his money.

  17. JackPackage 4 years ago

    Would signing Rollins to a 4 year contract and signing Carlos Pena to a 2 year contract not be far more prudent for the Brewers? As much can be said that giving Rollins 7/28 would be overpaying, how many productive SS are there in baseball? Rollins is above average on offence and defence, its not as though he is seriously injury prone. I for the life of me cannot understand why Prince Fielder will get 8 years as $20 million+ yet Carlos Pena will struggle to get 1 year at $10 million. Pena is what he is, Gold Glove defence, a decent OBP and HR’s. Milwaukee would be looking at $17 million-ish a season to drastically improve TWO roster spots, when they’re probably going to end up paying A-Ram $17 million a season by himself… and he is awful at 3B and only offers the same OBP/HR dimension that Pena offers.

    You can argue that Rollins would be overpaid, but these mythical (value) shortstops don’t exist in the real world. The alternative to Rollins is paying $3 mil a season to Yuniesky Betancourt…. I’d rather give Rollins a four year contract than Betancourt a one year contract.

    • Silence 4 years ago

      Rollins production ( which is already declining ) will decline tenfold in a move to another team. It’s not biased, it’s the truth, look at Jayson Werth for example who has completely fallen off the face of baseball after leaving Philadelphia. The Brewers would be better off going with Ramirez and a Pena combo, as that hole @ 1B will never be replaced and your 3B production is mediocre at best. SS is not your main problem Milwaukee.

  18. Brad Csedo 4 years ago

    Brewers sign A-Ram, and they start Gamel at first. This surely secures the hole for Prince Fielder. Aramis is a lifetime .306 hitter and averages 28 HR’s a year, has an average glove and arm in the field which is an immediate upgrade over casey mcgehee. Mat Gamel completely tore it up in the minors the last few years and is completely ready to get consistant at bats I can see a .270 25 HR season from Gamel also showed that he can play an above average 1B. So this leaves you with a very good prospect in Taylor Green, now the Brewers either have to sign Jerry Hairston and use green as trade bait for maybe a SS, or without the signing of Hairston they would use Green as the utility man and the Brewers bring back Yuni B.

    • Paul Orlowski 4 years ago

      I think Gamel should get his shot, but could also put Hart at first at least for a few games, as he played it in the minors and has lost a couple steps in OF. Then go after another OF. Hairston signed with LAD unfortunately.

  19. John Kelleher 4 years ago

    cubs suck

  20. kidsmoke96 4 years ago

    Unless they upgrade the defense at 1B/SS/3B. Unfortunately at this stage of his career, ARam’s D may actually be worse than McGehee’s.

  21. kidsmoke96 4 years ago

    Unless they upgrade the defense at 1B/SS/3B. Unfortunately at this stage of his career, ARam’s D may actually be worse than McGehee’s.

  22. kidsmoke96 4 years ago

    I keep seeing Gonzalez’s name as well. Basically Yuni+better glove. I can take the hackiness if there’s some defense at SS. 

  23. cubs223425 4 years ago

    I’ll let you punch them in the gut if we get a serviceable MLB 3B in return.

    Screw the draft pick. You get one free shot at Sveum.

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