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On second thought, Aramis Ramirez is staying with the Cubs

Sep 14, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

Aramis Ramirez caused a minor stir yesterday by hinting that he might decline his $14.6 million player option for next season and become a free agent, which had many people wondering if he’s gone insane and no doubt had the Cubs praying it was true.
Ramirez has since clarified those comments, first telling Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times that he’s “leaning on” exercising the 2011 option and then simply saying: “I’m staying here. Put it that way.”
Not only can Ramirez guarantee himself $14.6 million for next season by accepting the 2011 option, he would also put the Cubs in position to pay a $2 million buyout rather than his $16 million option for 2012. In other words, by choosing free agency he’d be passing up $16.6 million in guaranteed money for one season, which would be crazy for a 33-year-old with a .748 OPS who’s having his worst season since 2002.

  1. BC - Sep 14, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Earth to Aramis…. come in, Aramis….this is Mission Control, do you copy…..

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