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The Brewers spent their remaining pile of money on Aramis Ramirez today, locking him into a three year, $36ish million deal to take over at third base for the club. While most people will see this move as evidence that the Brewers are out on Prince Fielder, I think there’s another Seattle tie-in here that should be more aggressively pursued. In part one of my offseason plan post, I advocated that the Mariners acquire Casey McGehee from the Brewers. Well, if his poor 2011 season and arbitration eligibility didn’t make him available, the Ramirez signing almost certainly does.
With Ramirez in the fold, McGehee’s only role with the Brewers is as a part-time first baseman, and with left-handed Mat Gamel penciled in at the position, McGehee would likely get the short end of the playing time stick in that job share. Even if he spells Ramirez at third occasionally and shares first base with Gamel, the Brewers probably don’t have more than about 250 plate appearances to offer him next ...
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Casey McGehee is a Brewer. We have always hated Casey McGehee. Casey McGehee is a Pirate. We have always loved Casey McGehee. When the Pirates picked up Casey McGehee last night, my initial instinct was to remember that how awful he was in 2011 and how overrated I thought he was in 2010. Being overrated doesn't mean that a player isn't useful, of course (see: Neil Walker...
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded third baseman Casey McGehee to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras.
McGehee appeared to lose his starting spot when the Brewers agreed to terms with free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday.
McGehee hit .223 with 13 homers and 67 RBIs last season. He led the club with 104 RBIs in 2010.
Veras, 31, has spent...
I'm late to the party on the Aramis Ramirez writing, but there's been some good stuff written about the move already. Jack Moore wrote the move up at FanGraphs, and sees it as an upgrade at third. Ryan Topp recapped it for Bernie's Crew, and doesn't like it nearly as much.My feelings fall somewhere in the middle. There's definite risk involved in forking over...
The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday, agent Paul Kinzer told The Associated Press.
Ramirez will provide a much-needed big bat for the Brewers, who are expected to lose first baseman Prince Fielder through free agency and may be without NL MVP Ryan Braun for the first 50 games of next season if he loses his appeal for testing...
The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for reliever Jose Veras Monday night, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle.
Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will sign a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, pending a physical, his agent tells The Associated Press.
The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle. McGehee, 29, hit .223 with a .280 on-base percentage for the Brewers this past season. He hit 13 home runs in 546 at-bats.
The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, according to his agent.
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Club will get supplemental draft pick from MilwaukeeFormer Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will get a chance to torment his old team and answer his critics after signing a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brewers on Monday.
The Brewers-Cubs rivalry may get a little more interesting. Aramis Ramirez, considered the top free-agent third baseman, reportedly agreed to a three-year deal Monday with one of the Cubs' rivals, the Brewers, pending a physical.
The Brewers signed Aramis Ramirez to a deal worth between $34-37 million. Wouldn’t you love to make so much money that there’s a gap of three million between what you might make? “Hey, Aramis, you got a second?” “I was just rolling up hundred dollar bills to make kindling.” “Just wanted to see if you’ll take a deal for somewhere between $34-37 million.” ...