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Aramis Ramirez plans to exercise $14.6 million option for 2011

Jul 27, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

Asked yesterday whether he plans to remain with the Cubs next season by exercising his $14.6 million player option, Aramis Ramirez said:

I want to stay here, but I’ve still got two months. I haven’t talked to my agent about it. But everybody knows I want to stay here. I guess I’m staying here.

Ramirez has been on fire lately, but a brutal start to the season thanks to a wrist injury leaves him with a career-worst .230/.286/.438 line in 73 games overall. In other words, staying with the Cubs for $14.6 million next season is a no-brainer for the 32-year-old.
His contract also includes a $16 million mutual option for 2012 that the Cubs can buy out of for $2 million, so by exercising next year’s $14.6 million option Ramirez would essentially be guaranteeing himself at least $16.6 million.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    What he really wanted to say was “!$@#%# Yeah I’m exercising my option. I’m hitting .230 and will guarantee myself $16.6 million dollars you !%@#^#%# idiot.”

  2. Dan - Jul 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Seeing as the Mets have Wright and the Yankees have A-Rod, there aren’t many crazy teams left where he can do better. His agent probably told him to say of course he’s coming back without using too many cuss words to emphasive what a stupid question it was.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 27, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    I don’t know why he even bothers to play. His line of colognes, perfumes, pheromones and vaginal deoderants must be making him a fortune anyway.

  4. bigtrav425 - Jul 27, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Ummm this is on of those No Brainers…..Chris ur right on with that!

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