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Aramis Ramirez signs with the Cubs!!!

Monday, April 4, 2005

From MLB.com:

"The Chicago Cubs today agreed to terms with infielder Aramis Ramirez on a four-year deal for the 2005-08 campaigns with a mutual option for the 2009 season. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed."

I've got a tune in my head and it goes a little like this: "You're my Cubs (do do do do do) You're my Cubs (do do do do do do) Come on Chicago Let's play Two... you're a winner through and through hmmmm... hmmm.... hmmm. You're my Cubs!

Cubs Opening Day + Aramis Ramirez = smiling me!

Updates may follow.

Update: 4:02 p.m. CST

ESPN has these details.

$42 million, for 4 years, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
Mutual Option for 2009
Player Option for $11 million in 2010 which vests only if Ramirez appears in 270 games for 2008 and 2009. (135 games on average)

What do I think? The above knee-jerk reaction aside, I am very happy with the signing. Ramirez is 26, going on 27. When his contract runs out, he could be 31, 32, or 33. So, it looks like the Cubs will have him for most of his peak... and at $10.5 million per year, thats a good deal now, and will probably be an excellent deal come 2008.

With this contract, Aramis becomes another one of the young core guys the Cubs have locked up for below market value (see Wood, Lee, sort of Nomar, Prior). In other words, Jim Hendry just pulled off another fantastic move validating him as one of the better GMs in baseball.

Furthermore, he is exactly the kind of player to build a team around. A slugger who doesn't strike out a lot, has a pretty good OBP, and isn't starved for media attention. Quite frankly, Ramirez could end up drawing a lot of comparisons between himself and Sandberg by the time things are all said and done.

OK, its time to go watch the game now!

Posted by Byron at April 4, 2005 4:05 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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