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The Angels are interested in Aramis Ramirez

Jul 29, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

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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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