- Ronald Guzman and the 1B-Only Quagmire
When the Rangers signed then-16-year-old Dominican Ronald Guzman in July 2011 for a whopping $3.45 million bonus, the 6'5" hulk was said to profile as a corner outfielder with a big bat--the best
- Don't Forget About Ronald Belisario
or 8th inning usage or it would have to be considered a coup.
Ronald Belisario fails a few of these. Well, sure, he's back up to about 93.4 mph, and that's more than Lindstrom (93.2
- Aramis Ramirez Opts Out
Aramis Ramirez is ready to leave the Chicago Cubs. After eight-and-a-half seasons with the team, Ramirez's agent announced that his client will test the free agent market this off-season. While
- Bearish on Aramis Ramirez
Heading into 2011, Aramis Ramirez looked like the perfect bounce-back candidate. His overall line was depressed by a pathetic BABIP, but most of his other peripherals remained consistent
- Hanley Ramirez: Keeper Conundrum
Those following the shortstop keeper posts have noticed Hanley Ramirez’s absence. Excluding Ramirez was intentional, as his ranking process deserves its own post.
From 2007-2010 he dominated
- Aramis Ramirez: Ageless Wonder
Aramis Ramirez's demise has been greatly exaggerated. But after a .241/.294/.452 slash line at age-32, it looked like the end of the line for Ramirez. Those thoughts were premature, as Ramirez
- What's Eating Max Ramirez?
Winning a big league job this year was well within Max Ramirez's reach, despite the fact that he found himself behind Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden on the Rangers' depth chart. He looked
- Alexei Ramirez Is Underrated No More
This piece has been updated since the original version hit the site to reflect new information gathered about the terms of Ramirez's deal.
Ever since Jayson Stark released his All-Underrated Team
- Is Jose Ramirez a Starter or Reliever?
Jose Ramirez's live arm was on display against Kevin Gausman this past Friday. The New York Yankees' minor-leaguer consistently unleashed 94 mph to 95 mph four-seam fastballs against the Bowie Baysox
- Hanley Ramirez Will Not Be Ignored
they reportedly made a whopping offer to Albert Pujols. As you can imagine, everyone who's anyone is talking about the bundled derivative that is the Miami Marlins. One Hanley Ramirez, however, seems
- Trading Hanley Ramirez
We all knew this day was coming. There was a notion that maybe this time it would be different; maybe with the new stadium in place the Marlins could afford to keep Hanley Ramirez and his rising
- Aggressive Alexei Ramirez
When the White Sox inked Cuban star Alexei Ramirez to a four-year, $4.75 million deal last offseason, the club anticipated that the wiry right-handed batter would hit the ground running. Though Cuban
- Is Aramis Ramirez Insane?
Word out of Chicago is that Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez might reject a $14.6 million player option for the 2011 season. It's difficult to imagine a scenario in which nearly any person would
- Bullish on Aramis Ramirez
As part of our current pro/con series, Chris gave you an assessment of Aramis Ramirez that would probably have grandma Ramirez shaking her cane at the computer. Indeed, Ramirez hasn't wowed
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Manny Ramirez
It's perhaps the most interesting free agent question of the winter: does Manny Ramirez land a job this winter? He can still hit, even if he is no longer the dominating force at the plate he
- Hanley Ramirez to 3B
When the Marlins signed Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106M contract, much of the attention shifted to the Marlins’ former shortstop, Hanley Ramirez. How would he respond to the free agent signing
- Finding Fits For Hanley Ramirez
of completing that deal, rumors began to swirl that teams were also scouting Josh Johnson and that the Marlins were definitely open to moving Hanley Ramirez. Johnson makes sense for contenders
- Hanley Ramirez Moves to Hollywood
Hanley Ramirez's trade to the Dodgers was a move by Miami to transfer the salary of an under performing player with the hopes of putting that money to better use. With the move though, Ramiriez's
- Ramirez Finally Slumps
Hanley Ramirez has been a star from day one in Florida, putting up remarkably impressive seasons in his first two years with the Marlins and establishing himself as one of the game's elite young
- Stock Watch: Plouffe, Ramirez
definitely could finish up over 20.
Ramirez rather predictably came out of the gates looking wholly disinterested in hitting a baseball. From April 6th through May 1st, Ramirez
- Manny Ramirez != Barry Bonds
Patrick Sullivan at Baseball Analysts already paid homage to Ken Tremendous on Jon Heyman’s latest column, but that won’t stop me from looking at this line:
[Manny Ramirez] could have replicated
- The Other SS Ramirez
that never gets any notice - Alexei Ramirez.
Chicago's shortstop has flown under the radar, but he's quietly putting together a pretty terrific season. As a guy who played second base as a rookie
- Erasmo Ramirez Is Coming
Erasmo Ramirez is coming. Last year, the changeup was enough to star in Orgazmo. This year, there have been some bumps in the road. Just how sexy will he be for mixed leaguers isn't quite so obvious
- Revisiting Erasmo Ramirez
In mid-June of last season, I reminded you readers not to forget about Erasmo Ramirez. At that time, he was still simmering at Triple-A after recovering from some mysterious arm injury. But, he
- Aramis Ramirez Replacement Brigade
An already-thin position took a hit this week with Aramis Ramirez hitting the DL with a separated shoulder. With the prognosis leaving him out for at least a month, owners are hitting the waiver wire
- Playing Hide and Seek with Aramis Ramirez
Aramis Ramirez hasn't always been this kind of hitter. He has occasionally been productive in April and May over his long career -- but that's an exception to his rule. In his career, and especially
- Guessing the Terms of the Aramis Ramirez Deal
Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will sign a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.
No terms have been released. Let's try and guess
- Don't Forget About Erasmo Ramirez
Last season, Erasmo Ramirez pretty much came out of nowhere to post a 3.36 ERA (3.61 SIERA) between the bullpen and rotation. He finished the season in the Mariners rotation and over eight starts
- Go Pick Up Erasmo Ramirez
I covered Erasmo Ramirez for the main site earlier this week, disecting his repertoire and comparing him to Kris Medlen. In fantasy leagues, I picked up Ramirez before his lastest start
- Is Erasmo Ramirez the Next Kris Medlen?
displayed top notch command. While he will need a bigger sample size to be evaluated more in depth, Erasmo Ramirez looks like he has the tools to be a rather successful starting pitcher.
- Spiritual Wisdom, Courtesy of Manny Ramirez
The best things in life are free. Except this grill, that is. It cost Manny Ramirez $4000.
If you've never read the collected works of Great American™ Ralph Waldo Emerson -- and, in particular
- Alexei Ramirez: Contact Hitter at a Discount
Back in 2008, his first big league season, Alexei Ramirez slugged 21 home runs, drove in 77 and added 13 steals, establishing himself as a top fantasy shortstop.
But those long balls represented
- Hanley Ramirez: Good 3B/Great SS
from the hot corner. So let's scroll on down to number eight in the rankings and talk a little Hanley Ramirez, shall we?
First off, let's just be clear. This is a very different player whom we
- Manny Ramirez's Legacy, and the Fate of the Rays
Manny Ramirez, one of the greatest hitters to ever walk the face of the Earth, and one of the most polarizing athletes of his generation, abruptly announced his retirement this afternoon.
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Manny Ramirez
, but the average was clearly pulled down more by folks on the low end than it was up by people on the high end.
So, one-year, $8 million for Manny Ramirez. If he didn't have any off-the-field issues, I'd
- Hanley Ramirez's Updated Fantasy Value
While we aren’t sure whether or not Hanley Ramirez is going to stick around in Miami now that Jose Reyes has come to town to take over the shortstop gig, but if he stays in South Florida, how does
- Granny Ramirez & the Performance Enhancing Hugs
should be “Granny Ramirez and the Performance Enhancing Hugs.”
I imagine Fernando Perez dropping the mic after this because a) it's too cold and b) he might have broken the internets
- Chris Sale's vs. Alexei Ramirez's BMI
Alexei Ramirez and Chris Sale are (a) teammates on the Chicago White Sox and (b) almost impossibly slight. Here are their respective Body Mass Indices, according to the Mayo Clinic's BMI Calculator
- Does Aramis Ramirez' ADP Pass the Smell Test?
Aramis Ramirez has been a fantasy star for seven of the past eight seasons. With the uncertainty surrounding Alex Rodriguez, some consider Ramirez as the third-best at the position, trailing only
- Dodgers Temporarily With 100% Less Hanley Ramirez
You don't know how close you came to reading a "Hand-ley Ramirez" joke. I guess now you might.
Hanley Ramirez participated in the recently-concluded World Baseball Classic. He played third base
- Maybe Hanley Ramirez Should Actually Start At Shortstop?
defensive shortstops, and none of them is starting at shortstop. The weirdest thing is that it might all make sense, at least for now.
Hanley Ramirez hasn't been a great defensive shortstop, at least
- Aramis Ramirez Thumbs His Nose at His Thumb
is a good thing.
A mere glance at Aramis Ramirez’s .324 wOBA does his season no justice on a narrative or awareness basis. Only after a closer examination may one put to rest the fears of a washed-up
- Aramis Ramirez Completes Milwaukee's Left Side
to a one-year deal with a vesting option. Today, the Brewers completed the left side of their 2012 infield, adding Aramis Ramirez on a three-year deal worth somewhere between $34 million and $37 million
- Prospect Watch: Jose Ramirez, James Jones
1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
Jose Ramirez, 2B
- Athletics Take Long Shot on Manny Ramirez
, he'll have to serve at least a fifty-game suspension before shaking off the game-speed rust. He turns 40 this year. So what is there to like about the Athletics' signing Manny Ramirez to a Minor League
- The Ugly Truth: Shortstops After Ramirez and Tulowitzki
, but it isn't until you take a closer look that you can really stand back and say "Wow". The same can be said of shortstops not named Hanley Ramirez or Troy Tulowitzki this season, just in an opposite sense
- Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, and a Nice Problem to Have
, but it really looks like it's the iffiest position on the diamond when it comes to prospects.
The reason this is even a question is Jose Ramirez. Ramirez has played regularly since the Indians sent
- Aramis Ramirez: Washed Up or Gearing Up?
If you drafted Aramis Ramirez in the 8th or 9th round as many did, you probably expected to get the kind of production we all saw in the second half of 2010: .276/.321/.526 with 15 HR and 51 RBI
- GIF: Aramis Ramirez Has Really Impressed Himself
Ramirez is clearly thinking, about 140 years later, after hitting an impressively long home run off Mets starter Chris Young.
- Hanley Ramirez Not Likely to Excel at Third Base
Over six seasons with the (now) Miami Marlins, Hanley Ramirez proved to be a mediocre defensive shortstop. If history is any guide, he will likely be a worse defender at third base
- Ramirez Arrested, Rays Make Postseason Development
"You never know where help will come from -- until you look for it."
-- Tobias Funkë, Arrested Development
News broke last night that Florida police arrested Manny Ramirez on battery charges
- Third Base Trends: Moustakas, Ramirez, Seager
not going to be much help in OBP leagues, but in standard roto, you're probably going to be pretty happy with him.
Remember that down year that Hanley Ramirez had in 2011
- Aramis Ramirez Ends Home Run Drought
After going homer-less in his previous 41 plate appearances, Aramis Ramirez hit home runs in his first two at-bats in the Cubs 7-4 victory of the White Sox. The two dingers resulted in a 26.6 Win
- Kicking Rocks: Just Say No to Manny Ramirez
When I heard the news that 41-year old Manny Ramirez signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, I just laughed. Usually when I hear news of a player who is unable to accept that the game
- Spring Training Stock Watch: Ross and Ramirez
We also know what to watch for with Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez, although his story is more messy. A popular sleeper pick last offseason due to a very strong small sample size run in 2012
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
their current managers pause when they ultimately selected them. Now that the stats count, you might find a second-guesser willing to listen.
Ramirez has been a slow starter for the last few
- Nathan Eovaldi Key Piece In Hanley Ramirez Trade
As the key piece received by Miami in the Hanley Ramirez trade, Nathan Eovaldi ranks as one of the better pitching prospects I've scouted during the past couple of seasons. And while his fastball
- Keeper League 'Would You Rather?' - Asdrubal Cabrera or Hanley Ramirez?
or Hanley Ramirez?
A year or two ago, this was the easiest no-brainer of them all. Ramirez was a clear-cut top three overall draft choice with fantastic power and outstanding speed. He was hitting
- The Cuban Connection and Other Great Chases: Alexei Ramirez Edition
is in a car below him. Hackman has to avoid a woman and her baby, oncoming traffic as well as plenty of other obstacles.
Alexei Ramirez faced his share of obstacles this season, not the least
- Manny Ramirez Is On His Way Back, But Should You Care?
Manny Ramirez is scheduled to begin a rehab stint for Triple-A Sacramento this weekend in anticipation of joining the Athletics on May 30 and... you know what? Let's just get this right out