SEPT. 7: Ramos has signed a minor league deal, the Rockies announced. He’ll join their 60-man player pool.
SEPT. 4: The Rockies have signed free-agent reliever AJ Ramos, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. It’s presumably a minor league contract for Ramos, whom the Cubs released from a minors pact Thursday.
Ramos’ best years came in Miami, where he debuted in 2012, logged sub-3.00 ERAs and accumulated 64-plus innings in each season from 2014-16, and piled up 92 of his 99 career saves. But Ramos fell off substantially in 2017 between the Marlins and Mets, who acquired him in advance of that year’s trade deadline, and endured a career-worst 2018 before undergoing shoulder surgery.
Ramos hasn’t pitched in the majors since he went under the knife, but the 33-year-old right-hander has latched on with three teams over the past few months during his comeback attempt. Deals with the Dodgers and Cubs didn’t lead to MLB opportunities for Ramos, but perhaps he’ll get a chance to join a Colorado bullpen that entered Friday with the bigs’ second-worst ERA (6.58).
what the heck is going on here? no one wants to touch him for a year, and then he says he wants to play and everyone suddenly remembers him and wants to sign him but not to keep him.
I thought I was going to see him with the Dodgers in the majors, then the Cubs and now the Rockies. There is a chance that he gets to the majors this time.
Peart of the game
NPB is a better bet for Ramos right now.
I guess the Rox figured if Daniel Bard can come back, Ramos can too. I think Bridich is just looking through his 2014 baseball cards trying to build a better bullpen. Someone needs to alert Brian Wilson or Addison Reed.
Brian Wilson appeared on the Grand Tour with his beard shaved a few years ago. i couldn’t believe it.
People tend to forget that he pitched for 2 years or so at the beginning of his career clean shaven. He wasn’t the dominant closer that he would become, but he was still really goofy. I hated him because he was a Giant, but part of me always wished he would have been a Rockie. The beard competition with Blackmon alone would have been worth the price of admission.
Wasn’t two Good with The Mets
Superstar Car Wash
Forget two, he wasn’t even one good with the Mets.
Superstar Car Wash
I hope he makes it back and gets one save for #100.
It’s always been a minor peeve of mine seeing players “stuck” on (or retiring) one stat short of 100/200/300 — even though it’s obviously not always their choice.
Tim Salmon with 299 home runs, Big Cat with 399… just one more!
Kinsler’s 1999 hits
It’s especially bothersome when you consider some of those careers overlapped work stoppages or missed games of some sort. Big Cat and Salmon would have easily gotten that one HR with full seasons in 1994 and 1995. For that matter, Fred McGriff would have gotten 7 HRs to get to 500 and probably would have gotten a lot more HOF support. And there are some that missed the 50+ games in 1981 that could have looked better. Dale Murphy would have hit 400 homers with those 50 games. Someone like Bill Buckner would have gotten close enough to 3000 hits with those games that someone may have signed him for an extra year. I have to wonder if 10-15 years down the road, people will look back at the 100+ games missed of 2020 as a reason Trout missed 3000 hits or Arenado missed 500 homers or whatever milestone may be looked at in 2035.
It’s bad enough when you miss numbers naturally, but when you miss due to games not being play beyond your control, it is really bad.
Researching your balls off lol
Believe it or not, I remembered most of them. I have one of those weird memories with numbers just from reading the backs of baseball cards when I was a kid. They just don’t go away.
Jeff Bridich can’t make any smart decisions with his bullpens with the big bucks. He might as well lose small with the minor league FA signings!!