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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
20 8986 .283 .341 .492 118 36.9
Birth Date6-25-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age41 years, 0 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1998 PIT 20 72 275 59 9 1 6 18 72 4 0 1 .235 .296 .351 69 -10.2 -3.1 -10.0 -1.5
1999 PIT 21 18 64 10 2 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 .179 .254 .250 68 -2.4 -0.5 0.6 0.0
2000 PIT 22 73 274 65 15 2 6 10 36 5 0 0 .256 .293 .402 76 -7.5 -0.6 -7.2 -0.5
2001 PIT 23 158 655 181 40 0 34 40 100 8 5 4 .300 .350 .536 129 27.8 -0.6 2.1 5.1
2002 PIT 24 142 570 122 26 0 18 29 95 8 2 0 .234 .279 .387 79 -12.1 -1.2 -6.7 -0.2
2003 CHN 25 63 255 60 7 1 15 17 31 3 1 1 .259 .314 .491 108 3.6 -0.7 6.1 1.7
2003 PIT 25 96 415 105 25 1 12 25 68 7 1 1 .280 .330 .448 106 4.8 -2.9 5.8 2.0
2004 CHN 26 145 606 174 32 1 36 49 62 3 0 2 .318 .373 .578 142 33.0 -3.0 -10.6 3.9
2005 CHN 27 123 506 140 30 0 31 35 60 6 0 1 .302 .358 .568 140 24.7 -2.1 -1.0 3.9
2006 CHN 28 157 660 173 38 4 38 50 63 9 2 1 .291 .352 .561 124 24.1 -3.1 -19.0 2.4
2007 CHN 29 132 558 157 35 4 26 43 66 4 0 0 .310 .366 .549 129 23.2 -2.7 8.9 4.7
2008 CHN 30 149 645 160 44 1 27 74 94 11 2 2 .289 .380 .518 135 29.1 -1.1 -10.6 3.9
2009 CHN 31 82 342 97 14 1 15 28 43 8 2 1 .317 .389 .516 127 12.3 0.2 -5.5 1.8
2010 CHN 32 124 507 112 21 1 25 34 90 3 0 0 .241 .294 .452 107 4.8 -4.0 -9.3 0.8
2011 CHN 33 149 626 173 35 1 26 43 69 10 1 1 .306 .361 .510 134 25.2 -5.3 -14.4 2.6
2012 MIL 34 149 630 171 50 3 27 44 82 12 9 2 .300 .360 .540 128 20.2 -2.5 -4.4 3.5
2013 MIL 35 92 351 86 18 0 12 36 55 8 0 1 .283 .370 .461 123 9.4 -2.8 -13.2 0.4
2014 MIL 36 133 531 141 23 1 15 21 75 13 3 0 .285 .330 .427 113 7.5 -3.0 -9.1 1.2
2015 MIL 37 81 302 69 18 0 11 16 42 4 1 0 .247 .295 .430 95 -0.7 -1.4 2.0 1.0
2015 PIT 37 56 214 48 13 1 6 15 26 1 0 0 .245 .299 .413 97 0.1 -0.2 -2.1 0.4
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1996 AUG A SAL 6 23 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ERI A- NYP 61 263 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LYN A+ CRL 0 574 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PIT MLB NL 72 275 .268 .329 .423 .305 102 -12 7.1 1.1 69 12 -10.0 -3.1 -10.2 -1.5
1998 NAS AAA PCL 0 196 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PIT MLB NL 18 64 .266 .330 .420 .208 98 -5.5 1.7 0.3 68 11 0.6 -0.5 -2.4 0.0
1999 NAS AAA PCL 0 542 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB NL 73 274 .265 .335 .433 .273 112 -11.8 8.6 1.2 76 12 -7.2 -0.6 -7.5 -0.5
2000 NAS AAA PCL 0 182 .000 .000 .000 .401 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PIT MLB NL 158 655 .262 .328 .425 .311 102 22.8 19.5 2.7 129 11 2.1 -0.6 27.8 5.1
2002 PIT MLB NL 142 570 .260 .329 .413 .248 101 -18.9 16.4 1.9 79 10 -6.7 -1.2 -12.1 -0.2
2003 CHN MLB NL 63 255 .260 .324 .410 .238 103 6.7 6.7 1 108 8 6.1 -0.7 3.6 1.7
2003 PIT MLB NL 96 415 .259 .329 .417 .307 102 -1.3 10.9 1.7 106 8 5.8 -2.9 4.8 2.0
2004 CHN MLB NL 145 606 .265 .330 .430 .303 96 35.7 18.0 2.5 142 7 -10.6 -3.0 33.0 3.9
2005 CHN MLB NL 123 506 .264 .327 .421 .291 103 23.5 14.6 2 140 9 -1.0 -2.1 24.7 3.9
2006 CHN MLB NL 157 660 .268 .330 .431 .270 97 33.6 19.9 2.7 124 9 -19.0 -3.1 24.1 2.4
2007 CHN MLB NL 132 558 .271 .334 .432 .313 102 28.8 16.6 2 129 8 8.9 -2.7 23.2 4.7
2008 CHN MLB NL 149 645 .264 .328 .419 .303 104 25.4 18.6 2.4 135 5 -10.6 -1.1 29.1 3.9
2009 CHN MLB NL 82 342 .261 .332 .416 .331 97 18.7 9.8 1.3 127 12 -5.5 0.2 12.3 1.8
2009 PEO A MDW 3 9 .257 .328 .364 .500 100 1.9 0.3 0 186 0 -0.1 0.1 0.8 0.1
2010 CHN MLB NL 124 507 .258 .322 .405 .245 97 3.6 14.0 1.8 107 9 -9.3 -4.0 4.8 0.8
2010 PEO A MDW 2 8 .249 .350 .352 .250 97 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 77 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2011 CHN MLB NL 149 626 .256 .318 .400 .308 102 28.9 16.9 2 134 10 -14.4 -5.3 25.2 2.6
2012 MIL MLB NL 149 630 .258 .320 .408 .310 107 27.3 17.3 2 128 11 -4.4 -2.5 20.2 3.5
2013 MIL MLB NL 92 351 .251 .314 .392 .308 106 9.2 9.2 0.8 123 11 -13.2 -2.8 9.4 0.4
2014 MIL MLB NL 133 531 .249 .308 .384 .310 103 0.5 13.7 1.5 113 9 -9.1 -3.0 7.5 1.2
2014 WIS A MID 2 6 .273 .339 .410 .400 103 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 87 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2015 MIL MLB NL 81 302 .261 .320 .411 .253 96 -1.3 8.2 0.9 95 10 2.0 -1.4 -0.7 1.0
2015 PIT MLB NL 56 214 .250 .310 .394 .253 91 -1.5 5.8 0.5 97 10 -2.1 -0.2 0.1 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1996 ERI A- NYP 263 223 37 68 14 4 9 117 42 31 41 0 0 .305 .406 .525 .220 0 0
1996 AUG A SAL 23 20 3 4 1 0 1 8 2 1 7 0 2 .200 .304 .400 .200 0 0
1997 LYN A+ CRL 574 482 85 134 24 2 29 249 114 80 103 5 3 .278 .394 .517 .239 0 0
1998 PIT MLB NL 275 251 23 59 9 1 6 88 24 18 72 0 1 .235 .296 .351 .116 1 1
1998 NAS AAA PCL 196 168 19 46 10 0 5 71 18 24 28 0 2 .274 .378 .423 .149 0 0
1999 NAS AAA PCL 542 460 92 151 35 1 21 251 74 73 56 5 3 .328 .430 .546 .217 0 0
1999 PIT MLB NL 64 56 2 10 2 1 0 14 7 6 9 0 0 .179 .254 .250 .071 1 1
2000 NAS AAA PCL 182 167 28 59 12 2 4 87 26 11 26 2 1 .353 .407 .521 .168 0 0
2000 PIT MLB NL 274 254 19 65 15 2 6 102 35 10 36 0 0 .256 .293 .402 .146 4 1
2001 PIT MLB NL 655 603 83 181 40 0 34 323 112 40 100 5 4 .300 .350 .536 .235 4 0
2002 PIT MLB NL 570 522 51 122 26 0 18 202 71 29 95 2 0 .234 .279 .387 .153 11 0
2003 CHN MLB NL 255 232 31 60 7 1 15 114 39 17 31 1 1 .259 .314 .491 .233 3 0
2003 PIT MLB NL 415 375 44 105 25 1 12 168 67 25 68 1 1 .280 .330 .448 .168 8 0
2004 CHN MLB NL 606 547 99 174 32 1 36 316 103 49 62 0 2 .318 .373 .578 .260 7 0
2005 CHN MLB NL 506 463 72 140 30 0 31 263 92 35 60 0 1 .302 .358 .568 .266 2 0
2006 CHN MLB NL 660 594 93 173 38 4 38 333 119 50 63 2 1 .291 .352 .561 .269 7 0
2007 CHN MLB NL 558 506 72 157 35 4 26 278 101 43 66 0 0 .310 .366 .549 .239 5 0
2008 CHN MLB NL 645 554 97 160 44 1 27 287 111 74 94 2 2 .289 .380 .518 .229 6 0
2009 PEO A MDW 9 6 2 3 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 .500 .667 .667 .167 0 0
2009 CHN MLB NL 342 306 46 97 14 1 15 158 65 28 43 2 1 .317 .389 .516 .199 0 0
2010 PEO A MDW 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .000 0 0
2010 CHN MLB NL 507 465 61 112 21 1 25 210 83 34 90 0 0 .241 .294 .452 .211 5 0
2011 CHN MLB NL 626 565 80 173 35 1 26 288 93 43 69 1 1 .306 .361 .510 .204 8 0
2012 MIL MLB NL 630 570 92 171 50 3 27 308 105 44 82 9 2 .300 .360 .540 .240 4 0
2013 MIL MLB NL 351 304 43 86 18 0 12 140 49 36 55 0 1 .283 .370 .461 .178 3 0
2014 WIS A MID 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0
2014 MIL MLB NL 531 494 47 141 23 1 15 211 66 21 75 3 0 .285 .330 .427 .142 3
2015 MIL MLB NL 302 279 25 69 18 0 11 120 42 16 42 1 0 .247 .295 .430 .183 3 0
2015 PIT MLB NL 214 196 18 48 13 1 6 81 33 15 26 0 0 .245 .299 .413 .168 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2489 0.4781 0.4681 0.7914 0.6672 0.2856 0.8539 0.6577 0.2086 -0.0037
2009 1265 0.4759 0.5154 0.8067 0.7243 0.3258 0.8716 0.6759 0.1933 0.0024
2010 1939 0.5044 0.5199 0.7758 0.7117 0.3247 0.8261 0.6635 0.2242 -0.0056
2011 2058 0.4961 0.5466 0.8231 0.7551 0.3414 0.8949 0.6667 0.1769 -0.0080
2012 2229 0.5011 0.5209 0.7950 0.7117 0.3291 0.8755 0.6202 0.2050 -0.0048
2013 1288 0.4689 0.4852 0.7824 0.6987 0.2968 0.8578 0.6256 0.2176 -0.0041
2014 1774 0.4775 0.5592 0.7833 0.7485 0.3862 0.8691 0.6313 0.2167 -0.0051
2015 1810 0.4724 0.5326 0.8226 0.7240 0.3613 0.9031 0.6783 0.1774 -0.0010
Career148520.48570.51790.79770.71610.33060.86890.65220.2023-0.0041

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-17 2014-08-17 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-06-23 2014-06-23 DTD 0 0 - Back Tightness -
2014-05-11 2014-06-04 15-DL 24 22 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-04-29 2014-05-01 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion - -
2014-02-19 2014-03-08 Camp 17 0 - General Medical Surgery Non-malignant Colon Polyp 2014-02-19 -
2013-09-26 2013-09-28 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Soreness - -
2013-09-14 2013-09-16 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2013-07-07 2013-08-13 15-DL 37 32 Left Knee Sprain - -
2013-05-19 2013-05-20 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness - -
2013-04-06 2013-05-02 15-DL 26 22 Left Knee Sprain - -
2013-03-03 2013-03-15 Camp 12 0 Left Knee Sprain Sliding - -
2012-09-06 2012-09-08 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-08-02 2012-08-05 DTD 3 2 - Wrist Soreness - -
2012-07-29 2012-07-29 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2012-06-03 2012-06-07 DTD 4 3 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-05-26 2012-05-28 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2011-09-21 2011-09-26 DTD 5 4 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2011-08-09 2011-08-10 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-08-01 2011-08-02 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2011-06-02 2011-06-05 DTD 3 2 Face Laceration -
2011-05-26 2011-05-27 DTD 1 1 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2011-03-19 2011-03-23 Camp 4 0 General Medical Illness Fever -
2010-09-06 2010-09-12 DTD 6 5 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-08-11 2010-08-14 DTD 3 3 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-08-01 2010-08-01 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Soreness -
2010-07-03 2010-07-05 DTD 2 2 Left Thumb Sprain -
2010-06-08 2010-06-24 15-DL 16 14 Left Thumb Sprain -
2010-05-21 2010-05-22 DTD 1 1 Thumb Soreness -
2010-03-14 2010-03-24 Camp 10 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2009-09-28 2009-10-02 DTD 4 3 Left Shoulder Soreness From Earlier Dislocation -
2009-08-14 2009-08-17 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness Head Cold -
2009-08-09 2009-08-15 DTD 6 6 Left Shoulder Soreness From Earlier Dislocation and Received Cortisone Shot -
2009-08-02 2009-08-03 DTD 1 1 Left Forearm Tightness HBP -
2009-05-09 2009-07-05 15-DL 57 49 Left Shoulder Dislocation -
2009-04-24 2009-05-01 DTD 7 7 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-12 2009-04-16 DTD 4 3 Low Back Tightness -
2008-09-08 2008-09-09 DTD 1 0 Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2008-08-15 2008-08-16 DTD 1 1 Left Hip Contusion Sliding -
2008-05-03 2008-05-06 DTD 3 3 Left Wrist Contusion -
2008-03-02 2008-03-08 Camp 6 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2007-08-07 2007-08-14 DTD 7 6 Right Wrist Sprain -
2007-08-01 2007-08-01 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-06-07 2007-06-22 15-DL 15 14 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2007-04-11 2007-04-17 DTD 6 4 Right Wrist Inflammation -
2006-09-26 2006-09-29 DTD 3 2 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-06-11 2006-06-13 DTD 2 1 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2006-04-12 2006-04-14 DTD 2 2 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-08-25 2005-10-02 15-DL 38 34 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-07-28 2005-07-28 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-07-09 2005-07-09 DTD 0 0 Left Contusion Big Toe Foul Ball -
2005-06-30 2005-06-30 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion HBP -
2005-06-01 2005-06-02 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness -
2005-05-19 2005-05-20 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness -
2005-05-15 2005-05-17 DTD 2 1 Low Back Soreness -
2004-08-29 2004-08-31 DTD 2 2 Left Groin Soreness -
2004-08-13 2004-08-17 DTD 4 3 Left Groin Soreness -
2004-08-10 2004-08-11 DTD 1 1 Left Groin Soreness -
2004-07-03 2004-07-18 DTD 15 11 Left Groin Strain -
2000-08-29 2000-10-02 15-DL 34 33 Left Shoulder Subluxation - -
1998-08-10 1998-09-03 15-DL 24 20 Left Shoulder Hyperextension - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIL $14,000,000
2014 MIL $16,000,000
2013 MIL $10,000,000
2012 MIL $6,000,000
2011 CHN $14,600,000
2010 CHN $16,750,000
2009 CHN $16,650,000
2008 CHN $15,000,000
2007 CHN $9,000,000
2006 CHN $10,750,000
2005 CHN $8,950,000
2004 CHN $6,000,000
2003 PIT $3,000,000
2002 PIT $500,000
2001 PIT $285,000
2000 PIT $230,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
16 yrPrevious$147,715,000
16 yrTotal$147,715,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 111 dPaul Kinzer3 years/$36M (2012-14), 2015 option

Details
  • 3 years/$36M (2012-14), plus 2015 mutual option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/13/11. 12:$6M, 13:$10M, 14:$16M, 15:$14M mutual option ($4M buyout). Limited no-trade protection. $6M in 2014 salary deferred (paid in two $3M payments 12/15/17 and 12/15/18). If option is declined, buyout is paid in two $2M payments 12/15/15 and 12/15/16. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection. Milwaukee exercised its portion of the 2015 mutual option 10/31/14. Ramirez exercised his portion of the 2015 mutual option 11/4/14. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Milwaukee 7/23/15 (remaining 2015 salary of about $5,584,699, with Pirates to pay $3M and Brewers the balance). Retired 11/15.
  • 5 years/$75M (2007-11), plus 2012 mutual option, $2M buyout. Signed extension with Chicago Cubs 11/06. $5M signing bonus. 07:$8M, 08:$14M, 09:$15.65M, 10:$15.75M, 11:$14.6M player option, 12:$16M club option $2M buyout. Full no-trade 2007-10. Ramirez may void remainder of deal after 2010 season. $1M assignment bonus if traded. If Ramirez is traded, new club my exercise 2012 option. Cubs exercised 2012 mutual option 10/29/11. Ramirez declined 2012 mutual option 10/30/11.
  • 4 years/$42M (2005-08), plus 2009 mutual option. Signed extension with Chicago Cubs 4/05 (replaced 1 year/$8.95M deal signed 1/05, avoiding arbitration, $10.25M-$8M). $1M signing bonus. 05:$8M, 06:$10.5M, 07:$11M, 08:$11.5M, 09:$11M mutual option. Option guaranteed with 270 games in 2007-08. Ramirez may void remainder of deal after 2006 season (exercised right to void 10/06).
  • 3 years/$9.5M (2002-04). 02:$0.5M, 03:$3M, 04:$6M. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Pittsburgh 7/03.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thank goodness for the Aramis Ramirez trade. I was afraid that the Nationals were going to have to face Yhonathan Barrios (and $3M) tonight against the Pirates!
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Seems like they didn't do much better with Liriano. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you're the Mets, how much would you give up for a guy like Frazier? Matz and Conforto sound fair or would it have to be more?
(Steven from Long Island)
I don't think I'd trade for a guy like Frazier, to be honest. They'd be better off trading smaller pieces for a one-year fix like Aramis Ramirez. Matz should only be moved for a premium piece, not a 29-year-old third baseman with a year remaining on his contract. I'd think differently if I had any confidence whatsoever that the Mets org had money for an extension. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who wins this trade Aramis Ramirez, Nate Eovaldi and Tyler Skaggs for Eric Hosmer Doug Fister and Chris Archer?
(Jason from Uranus)
Is this real? The Hosmer/Fister/Archer side, all day errday. I guess there's some cause to hesitate in redraft leagues, but even then, give me Door No. 2 (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 14 team, 6 keepers per team league with traditional 5x5 roto scoring. We also get 20 minor leaguers who can be kept for 3 free years once they pass 120AB/50IP. I'm being offered a deal of Jose Reyes, Aramis Ramirez and either Huston Street or Eddie Butler for David Wright and Matt Lindstrom or Alex Gonzalez. Is the injury history of Reyes/Ramirez too much? Should I not give up the best player in a keeper league? Or does the quantity outweigh those concerns?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
If you can only keep 6 players, I keep the Wright side. If you think you can win it all this year with another closer and some speed, then pull the trigger and pray for health. (Ben Carsley)
2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 5x5 12 team keeper league (keep 7). Keepers are Holliday, cliff lee, Chris sale, Aramis Ramirez, Billy Butler, Jose Bautista and Allen Craig. Been offered a trade: Craig for Matt Cain. Should I accept and why?
(Fletch from Tierra Del Fuego)
With the caveat that fantasy is absolutely not my thing, I would do that deal for sure. You should be able to replace Craig's offense at 1B fairly easily, and Cain is an elite starter who will almost certainly give you 220 innings a year for the next couple of seasons. So yeah, pull the trigger! (Ian Miller)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, how would you rank 3B Longoria, Beltre, and Aramis Ramirez for next season?
(Noah Braun from SD)
You're welcome, Noah - and thanks for the question. I'd put them in precisely that order, both from a fantasy standpoint and in real life. Hopefully Longoria can avoid the disabled list this year. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the Brewers' GM, what would you be looking to do at the deadline?
(adambennett from The Batcave)
The Crew is feeling the hangover from last year's playoff push, and too many injuries makes it clear they won't be in the playoff picture. So I'd sell, just like they're getting ready to do now. Zack Greinke is a great trading chip, and I'd move Aramis Ramirez and maybe Corey Hart if I had to-if anyone wants Randy Wolf or K-Rod, I'd trade them as well. Also not a Carlos Gomez fan; I've been hoping they'd dump him for years. They need to restock their farm system with some position prospects to make up for last year's fire sale and give a look to Logan Schafer and Taylor Green. They can be competitive again once the team's healthy, so there's no need to dump everyone, but they need to face reality and get ready for 2013. (Michael Street)
2011-02-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of line would you expect out of Aramis Ramirez this year? Last year was surely disappointing and someone is offering him to me in a fantasy trade for Michael Young and I am tempted...
(What the Funck? from Funkytown)
I am unabashedly a big A-Ram fan, and I expect him to bounce back. His consistency prior to his injuries was amazing. I'd prefer him to Young, but I can certainly understand why others wouldn't agree. (Ken Funck)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can we expect Aramis Ramirez to rebound into form next yr?
(Matt from Chicago)
His second-half went well (.276/.321/.526) so I guess that injury he went on the DL for was bothering him more than people suspected. Health is a skill too though, and Ramirez has missed significant chunks of the past two seasons. I'm more leery of him from that perspective than from a production one. If he's healthy, he'll mash. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)John mentioned today that the Red Sox may be interested in trading for Aramis Ramirez if they can't sign Adrian Beltre- I'm thinking the Cubs should be all over this, especially if they don't have to pick up much (or any) of his salary. Considering Ricketts says they may decrease payroll, gives them some flexibility to sign Adam Dunn. Guess they have to come up with another third baseman though (Vitters?)...thoughts?
(KRS from Loop)
At this point it doesn't look like Vitters is ready for AA, much less the majors. DeWitt could play third, and they could use some combination of Barney/Baker/etc. at second base (the Cubs organization isn't known for its lack of second basemen). Is it a GOOD idea? I dunno. It's hard to see a scenario where they contend next year anyway. (Colin Wyers)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Will Aramis Ramirez finish up as a Cubbie? Do teams value him now that he's bounced back from his struggles/injury this year?
(Peter J. Lish from Wrigley)
I don't think his 2012 option will be picked up and he'll finish his career with another team on a below-market contract, producing slightly above average offensively. (Eric Seidman)
2010-07-29 16:30:00 (link to chat)What was the statistical likelihood that Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee would both have 85 game collapses? Now that the real Aramis Ramirez has returned, can the real D. Lee be far behind?
(Cousin Michael from Los Angeles)
Hi, Michael! Sorry about your Cubs...both of them were way below their 10th percentile projection so unless their collapses were not independent, so you know as well as I do there was less than a 1% chance that would happen. Of course, their rebounds are probably independent, too. I wouldn't count on a huge return from D. Lee...though he must be better than this, right? (Matt Swartz)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm blinded by my Cubs fandom. Is Aramis Ramirez back now, or was it just a case of Snakes and pitching not mixing?
(mcquown from Chicago)
Remind me next season that if Rodrigo Lopez is in the rotation to pick the team for last place. Ramirez wasn't terrible in June, though it's a small sample, and he's looked great since he came back, though it's also a small sample. Probably worth keeping tabs on or tossing a flyer to if he's available due to someone else giving up in fantasy, but I'm not convinced in the real-world yet. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What options do the Cubs have with Aramis Ramirez? Seems like too much historical production and cash left in that contract to sit or cut him?
(Sour Lou from Dark Bar in Chicago)
I see a few questions about Aramis, and the answer isn't very upbeat I'm afraid. I thought Patrick Sullivan's take this morning was pretty interesting, and he came to the conclusion that Ramirez really is a bit lost at the plate. His sub-.200 BABIP won't continue, but he hasn't traditionally been a .300 BABIP guy either. I'd be worried, Cubs fans. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aramis Ramirez will hit ___ home runs this season and please do not say 4?
(Sweet Lou from Windy City Doghouse)
5? Seriously, he's in a deep hole. I'll say 15 unless his hand injury is so bad that it either alters his swing or lands him on the DL. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina- can Chone Figgins play SS? Wondering if the Cubs should try this, making Theriot a utility guy (assuming Baker is the everyday 2B). Thoughts?
(KRS from Chicago)
I think it's been far too long for Figgins to see him as a shortstop for anybody; I frankly don't know how well a move back to center would go, assuming they make Bradley go away and would be willing to put Fukudome back in right. From your comments, it seems as if Theriot's issue is his thorough adequacy, in a lineup that didn't get enough Aramis Ramirez and had to deal with Soto, Soriano, and Bradley delivering so much less than expected. That's not on Theriot, or at least it shouldn't be. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a real chance that Aramis Ramirez' injury will recur, will need surgery sooner rather than later, and that he won't contribute much this year at all?
(Mike from Chicago)
Chance? Yes. The shoulder has some internal damage and if it's lax, then yes, it could pop out again. I don't think they'll let him back if they feel there's a significant risk, but remember that the injury was a bit of a fluke. He fell in just the wrong way with the wrong force and pow, his shoulder's out. (Will Carroll)
2009-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has the prognosis on Aramis Ramirez been updated at all? I've heard August being thrown out there...that's, what, 12 weeks away. Is the separation really that bad?
(Henry from NJ)
It was a dislocation, not a separation. Ok, demo ... cup one hand, kind of shallow, like a crescent more than a "C". Make a fist with the other and put it in the cupped hand. That's your shoulder. If the fist moves up to the edge of the cup and pops back down, that's a separation. When it comes completely out of the cup and a doctor has to come PHYSICALLY MANIPULATE THE ARM until it pops back in, that's a dislocation and yes, it's as painful as it sounds.

Now, the dislocation is over. It's back in joint. The real problem is what damage did it do? I'll refer you back to UTK for that explanation. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Joe. I haven't seen any mention on the site of Aramis Ramirez winning the NL Hank Aaron award. Maybe it deserves no mention, but seeing that it was a fan vote, it can't help the movement to add more voters to the other awards voting pools.
(jtrichey from Indianapolis)
I snuck a mention into one of the extra bits I did for SI.com during the Series. Basically, if the award for the best/most productive/whatever hitter in the league lands on the 19th-best hitter in the league, it ends up looking like a joke. The fans had *a* vote, but I believe their vote was one of many. In any case, you don't build credibility by handing out an award this badly. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Evan Longoria or Aramis Ramirez...who do you think will be more productive the rest of the year?
(Matt from Bloomington, IL)
Ramirez. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think this weekend's performance finally puts Aramis Ramirez on the national stage? One All Star game? That screams underrated, then again the fans shouldn't be voting anyway, but that is a whole other discussion.
(Goose from Chicago)
Personally, being from Pittsburgh, I've known how good Ramirez is for a long time. He loves the chance to be in the spotlight. While there may no such things as clutch hitting, he seems like to hit with the game on the line. I do think he will finally get his due this year, though. He showed this past weekend just how good he can be. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a cub fan it's kind of funny, but Aramis Ramirez has been here 5 years and I've hardly ever seen him quoted or interviewed. Probably my favorite cub hitter to watch, what's he like off the field?
(Mike from Chicago)
Very quiet. I get along with him great. You're right, he flies under the radar. He's one of the best players in the game today and doesn't get enough credit because of what you mentioned. (Len Kasper)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesAramis Ramirez singles -- seven batters away! (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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