Posts tagged "Aramis Ramirez"

Unconditional Faith in Theo Must Endure

So, the lineup that needs NO introduction, because, even if I introduced it, nobody would care….your 2012 Chicago Cubs! DeJesus RF, Barney 2B, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, Byrd CF, Soto C, Dempster P. A 22 year old third hitter, a Quadruple A poster boy, a miserable, godforesaken contract, a rookie-of-the-year who... Read more »

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue
On MLB radio today, Jim Memelo and Todd Hollandsworth noted quite correctly that if Jim Hendry was still in the Cubs’ GM chair, with the underwhelming lack of activity so far, that we Cubs fans would be storming 1060 W. Addison with torches and pitchforks.  I mean, eff you, Memelo…I don’t even own a pitchfork!... Read more »

Aramis Ramirez - unanimous electee, Delusions of Grandeur Hall of Fame

Aramis Ramirez - unanimous electee, Delusions of Grandeur Hall of Fame
One thing I didn’t realize is that the 16 million dollar option for Aramis Ramirez was “mutual”, meaning both parties had to invoke it in order to make it valid.  Surely, the Cubs would not open themselves up to having to owe him 16 million for next year. The Cubs invoked their side of the... Read more »
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So what will the Cubs look like in 2012?

So what will the Cubs look like in 2012?
First things first: Carlos Pena’s 2011 OPS+ is 115, and Aramis Ramirez’ is 139. Who is going to play first base for us next year?  Going into this season, we eagerly counted and re-counted the dollars still on the books for 2012, trying to figure out how we might pay Albert Pujols his $25 million... Read more »

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. As I write this, we are down 3-1 to the Cardinals.  I thought we would instantly be better?? Well, even if we get stomped by the Evil Satanic Fowl, today is a good day, as you might expect, now that Jim Hendry’s termination was announced.  I... Read more »

My current guess for the 2012 Cubs' starting 3B is...

…Aramis Ramirez. Thoughts?
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Run home, Aramis!

Run home, Aramis!
I’m really glad Aramis Ramirez is hitting .288, really I am. But where’s the beef, Rammy? It is May 17th, and Aramis has one home run so far this season. What the snap! His slugging is now well below .400; between 2004 and 2009, Aramis slugged .551. I repeat: what the snap! Over at RotoGraphs,... Read more »

What's that guy's name again? Aramis something-something?

Most of the bitching about how terrible the Cubs have been this year has been directed at a few key cogs that appear to be overpromising and underdelivering. “Pena will hit 80 bombs! Garza will throw 90 shutouts! Byrd will slug .500, even though his second-highest full-year home run total is 12!” Meanwhile, Aramis Ramirez... Read more »

We have found out how good the Cubs are....not very.

We have found out how good the Cubs are....not very.
Alfonso Soriano is 35 in Dominican years, which means he is probably 38 in people years. As you all know, he makes 19 million dollars a year, which represents about a fifth of the payroll.  (Z also makes another 1/5th of the payroll, but more on that in a bit).  For his lion’s share of... Read more »
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The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well

The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well
Here is a complete list of things the Chicago Cubs are doing well so far this 2011 season.  If you do not see something on here, that means it is not being done well, or to the best of the team’s or individual player’s ability. Starlin Castro is hitting well. Darwin Barney and Jeff Baker... Read more »