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The Angels are interested in Aramis Ramirez

Jul 29, 2011, 2:06 PM EST

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We learned last night that Aramis Ramirez may be willing to waive his no-trade clause. If so, the Cubs may have a trading partner for him, as Bob Nightengale tweets that the Angels are “quite interested” in him.

It would be a great fit if they could swing it. The Angels really need some pop and Ramirez has been blistering the ball lately,¬†batting .297 with 17 homers since the beginning of June. ¬†He’s owed a lot of money for the remainder of this season, but his 2012 obligations are a club option that won’t be exercised, costing the Angels or whoever he’s playing for when the season ends $2 million in a buyout.

Hard to think of a player who could use a change of scenery more than Ramirez. Hard to think of a team who could use him more than the Angels.

  1. themanchine - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Don’t they Adrian Beltre? Oh yea, Moreno’s mouth is bigger than his wallet….

    • aaronmoreno - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM

      Looks like your mouth is smaller than that sentence.

  2. willcoop - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Besides, the Angels farm system is not bearing any fruit that’s worth taking

  3. bobfromphilly - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Yeah, but the Phillies’ farm system has lots of attractive prospects.
    AND the Phils need a strong righty bat in the lineup.
    AND Phils gm Ruben Amaro Jr is known for pulling rabbits out of his hat (Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee)
    AND there are rumors of a third team in the Phils-Astros trade talks.

    How would Aramis look in Philly pinstripes?

    • Alex K - Jul 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM

      Pretty good if it netted the Cubs Dominic Brown.

      The better question is…How would Dominic Brown look in blue pinstripes?

  4. kingbuccaneer - Jul 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    This would be a very difficult trade for the Halos to pull off but they have surprised me many times *cough Vernon Wells *cough…

    This guy will crush for them (if they pull this off). Def a helluva lot better than their offseason “surprise”.

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