Aramis Ramirez Signs With Brewers For Three Years

With Prince Fielder almost certainly gone, the Milwaukee Brewers have moved to replace his bat, signing Aramis Ramirez to a three-year contract.

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Aramis Ramirez Brewers Contract Worth $36 Million

Aramis Ramirez's previous contract came with a $16 million mutual option for 2012. On October 29, the Chicago Cubs exercised their half. On October 30, Ramirez declined his, thereby becoming a free agent. Surely Ramirez could do better on the market than $16 million for one year, right?

You be the judge. Monday, Ramirez signed a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Details? Ken Rosenthal, of course:

A. Ramirez deal with #Brewers is 3 yrs, $36M. May include deferrals.

So instead of $16 million and one year, Ramirez gets $36 million and three years. It's a difference of $20 million over two years, which undershoots Ramirez's value, but then there's also value in having guaranteed money now, rather than possible money down the road. Ramirez isn't somebody to feel sorry for.

Incidentally, the signing of Ramirez almost certainly removes the Brewers from the Prince Fielder sweepstakes. They were pretty much out before, but now it's extra pretty much.

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Aramis Ramirez, Brewers Agree To A Three-Year Contract

The Milwaukee Brewers are likely to lose one power hitter to free agency, but they're gaining another in Aramis Ramirez.

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