The image you see above of Aramis Ramirez attempting to throw a runner out at Miller Park is about to become a much more regular sight.
Ramirez is set to sign a three year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers reportedly worth up to $37 million. Ramirez was deemed expendable by the Cubs after the team traded D.J. LeMahieu and Tyler Colvin to the Rockies in exchange for Ian Stewart. It's a solild signing for a franchise that is going to need all the offense it can get early on in the season, especially with LF Ryan Braun looking at a 50-game suspension to start the season (more on that later).
Ramirez posted stellar offensive numbers yet again last season, hitting .306 with 26 HR and 93 RBI for a Cubs team that went nowhere fast. The 33-year-old also posted a solid 3.6 WAR in 2011, his highest since posting a 4.5 in 2008.
Given his age and Miller Park's reputation as a hitters' park, his numbers should be gaudy again. His addition will also help soften the (expected) loss ...