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Another big name off the board: Ramirez going to Milwaukee

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 12, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The big pieces are steadily coming off the free agent market. Today, Aramis Ramirez has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Brewers.

When the offseason started, I got a few emails and chat questions about the possibility of the Yankees  signing Ramirez to be their designated hitter/third baseman, essentially sharing those two spots with Alex Rodriguez. Very quickly it became obvious that the Yankees weren’t planning to spend that kind of money — or get into that sort of long-term commitment — to fill such a role.

So it looks like Ramirez will go to Milwaukee to try to fill some of the void left by Prince Fielder’s free agency. Of course, in Milwaukee, the Brewers have bigger issues at the moment…




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