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Offline Dave B

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Aramis Ramirez setting the bar
« Topic Start: November 12, 2006, 11:08:02 PM »
Aramis Ramirez signs with the Cubs for 5 years 73 mil

38 HRs 291 avg 116 RBIs.

Does Soriano get more or less?

I think less.

Pretty good numbers for Ramirez.  No reservations regarding him really like: Can't hit anywhere but lead off.

Ramirez is 28. Soriano is 30. Nearly Identical OPS. Soriano steals 40 more bases

Ramirez plays 3B (dont really know with what quality)
Soriano plays a lack luster LF

One thing is for sure, 7 years 119 mil is out of the question

Offline tomterp

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« Reply #1: November 13, 2006, 09:02:27 AM »
Ramirez took a bit of a hometown discount, but how much we don't know.  But you're right, this is bad news for Soriano and other big slugging free agents.  Sheffield is not available anymore, either.

Offline Vladman1327

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« Reply #2: November 13, 2006, 02:40:56 PM »
Ramirez is awful at 3B...just throwing that out there.

Offline 2k6nats

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« Reply #3: November 13, 2006, 02:53:26 PM »
Yeah, it was definetly a hometown discount.   Even Ramirez himself mentioned the fact that he would demand less to stay in Chicago.

Offline Dave B

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« Reply #4: November 14, 2006, 12:09:08 PM »
This doesnt sound all too concrete, but I think the Nats could get in that ball park.  Its reassuring nonetheless. Its not like that 7 year 119 mil figure is being thrown around

Angels GM Bill Stoneman said Monday that he's "thrown some offers out there already," and one is believed to be to slugger Alfonso Soriano, possibly for six years and about $80 million.
-- Los Angeles Times