Found November 10, 2011 on Rays Index:
Yesterday afternoon, Wilson Ramos, a rookie catcher for the Washington Nationals was kidnapped near his home in Venezuela. And while the impact on the Rays is far from the most important thing associated with this case, it could have a huge impact on the Rays off-season plans. The Nationals have long been considered the team most interested in trading for BJ Upton. And it is no secret that the Rays would love to acquire a big league catcher this off-season. So it is not a stretch to think that Ramos’ name has come up in negotiations between the two sides. Ramos, 24, hit .267 with 15 home runs and a solid .332 wOBA* in 113 games this past season. As a comparison, John Jaso had a .288 wOBA in 89 games and Kelly Shoppach was .274 in 87 games. And even if Ramos would not have been the (...)Read the rest of Kidnapping Could Impact Rays Off-Season Plans (80 words) © The Professor for Rays Index, 2011. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags:

Nationals C Ramos on rescue: 'I'm super grateful'

Wilson Ramos is just happy to be safe. The Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued by Venezuelan security forces on Friday, two days after being kidnapped."The truth is, at the moment they came to get me I was very nervous. There were many gunshots ... thanks to God, those guys did a tremendous job. I’m super grateful to them," Ramos said. “I’m still...

New details emerge in Ramos abduction

Venezuelan authorities said Friday they are confident they can quickly solve the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos. The abduction on Wednesday was the first known kidnapping of a major leaguer in a country that has scores of players on big league rosters, and it has brought a renewed focus on rising violent crime in Venezuela. Deputy Justice Minister Edwin...

Nationals C Ramos rescued in Venezuela

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been rescued after being kidnapped in his native Venezuela.

ESPN's Non-Existent Coverage of Wilson Ramos Kidnapping is Shameful

It's been nearly two full days since Wasingtion Nationals C Wilson Ramos was kidnapped from his Venezuela home.  As NatsTown is doing everything it can to bond and support Ramos and his family during this trying time, including hosting a fan-organized candlelight vigil tonight at Nationals Park, it would be remiss of us to ignore the lack of coverage of this issue by ESPN, the...

Ramos rescued, Venezuelan officials say

Venezuelan authorities say police have rescued Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos two days after he was kidnapped.

Nationals catcher Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela—Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela.

Kidnappings and HGH Testing

Katie takes a look at two interesting topics this Friday morning, the kidnapping of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos and HGH in relation to the NFL. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Wake N’ Blog: British Posal Employee Caught Hoarding 30,000 Pieces Of Mail

Wake N’ Blog is the Sportress of Blogitude’s morning link dump. Send tips, link submissions, etc. to • One question: was it 30,00 Victoria’s Secret catalogs? /Seinfeld reference [msnbc] • Terrible story: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos reportedly has been kidnapped in Venezuela. [Big League Stew] • If you haven’t seen it, check out this [...]
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