I was wondering when Aramis Ramirez might realize the place is on fire.
You're an older guy...tail end of a contract...it's obvious the Cubs are gonna rebuild...and you hear rumors you that teams with a shot at going all the freaking way actually want you? And you pull out your no-trade clause?
Well, yesterday he finally said maybe it would be okay to go.
Here's the article in the Sun Times.
I'm not sure what it would mean to us Cub fans, since minor league 3rd base hopeful Josh Vitters still seems to be a ways away, and the idea of ohhh, Jeff Baker (or worse, Blake DeWitt) as the starting 3rd baseman seems like a really awful drop in power.
Maybe they get something in return, or maybe they just want to get rid of big contracts, or maybe just lose the guys they don't see hanging around for much longer anyway.
But if I'm Ramirez, I would bolt to a contender in about a second.
He has a chance to be a difference making piece, a chance at real glory.
Kosuke Fukudome and $4 mil got sent to the Indians for 2 prospects - probably a no-chancer and a maybe.
Personally, I'll be glad to never see those stupid head band things again.
One time I went up to one of the guys selling them with my camera up to take a photo, and he turned his head around every time I re-positioned myself to take a shot.
Anyway, pretty interesting times, and I think we're kind of breathing a sigh of relief that the trading has begun.
Awesome that Tyler Colvin will supposedly get a real chance to prove himself for the rest of the season in right.
And now...the newly Colby Rasmusless Cardinals!