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Angels aggressively pursuing Aramis Ramirez

by Adam Cumbee | Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have become the front runners for the services of Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Despite the fact that Ramirez and his agent Paul Kinzer have both said that Ramirez would most likely not waive his no-trade clause, more teams are inquiring about one of the hottest hitters in baseball going into the break. After a dreadfully slow start, Ramirez powered into the break batting .298 with 15 home runs. While Ramirez wants to remain with the Cubs this season and beyond, he has a $16 million option that the Cubs most likely will not exercise. Mix that in with the fact that the Cubs farm system has been depleted, and you have to believe that Cubs GM Jim Hendry will be aggressively listening to offers. Should the Cubs move Ramirez, they will most likely be looking for young pitching help in return after all of the struggles they have faced on the hill this season.

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Adam received a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While attending Whitewater, he served as the Sports Director and primary announcer for all UW-W athletics including their national champion football and baseball programs. After graduating as the voice of the Warhawks, Adam has moved on to announcing for a minor league hockey team, the Chicago Express. He has always loved baseball though, and still plays to this day. While you may not see the 6'2 lefty pitching on your TV any time soon, you may see his name at the top of some riveting Chicago Cubs news...and let's be honest, some pretty ridiculous news too (we're looking at YOU Zambrano). He does not believe in the "wait till next year" mantra, he lives it...and that's dedication, holmes.



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