Trade rumor: The Yankees consider Aramis Ramirez too pricey

Aramis+RamirezThe Yankees have gotten almost no production at third base this year and the Brewers are going nowhere so it makes sense that Aramis Ramirez‘s name would come up in trade rumors. The problem is that he’s owed a lot of money, $20 million next year including the buyout of his 2015 option, and the Yankees consider him too pricey, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Ramirez is just one season removed from hitting .300/.360/.540, but his knee has been bothering him this season and he’s hit just .271/.359/.414 so far. Those are still decent numbers, but he’s now 35-years-old and is considered a poor fielder at third.

I still think that those numbers would help the Yankees. It’s not like he’s extremely bad at third (his UZR since 2011 is -6.6) or that 35 is incredibly old. The money is going to be an issue for the Yankees though as they aim to get under $189 million budget next season. Maybe if the Brewers eat some of his salary something could be worked out. It would take some good prospects to get a deal like that done though.

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7 Responses to Trade rumor: The Yankees consider Aramis Ramirez too pricey

  1. tommy cassella says:

    since the steinbrenners took over the yanks, everybody is to pricey for them. before the season ends, I think the old man just may die a few more times.

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    35 with bad knees and $20 mil next year? No way! We have enough old, injury prone, overpaid players. The key is they're not adding salary for 2014, they are just not.

  3. Mickeyd7 says:

    The Yankees should try to trade for Josh Donaldson a good young power hitting 3erd baseman with good defensive skills. Oakland is looking for pitching.

  4. Mickeyd7 says:

    The Yankees should try to trade for Josh Donaldson a good young power hitting 3rd baseman with good defensive skills. Oakland is looking for pitching.

  5. tommy cassella says:

    Donaldson would be a very good fit for the yanks. however the yanks never seem to do the logical thing.

    • jfs says:

      Well I'd like Manny Machado, or Beltre, Miguel Cabrera. I'm sorry but this idea is nuts, Donaldson will NOT happen. Its not a matter of the Yankees being logical, its about recognizing the A's aren't out of their minds. Oakland may need pitching but they are a half game up on the rangers in mid-July. There is no way in hell they are going to give up their top performer in every offensive category, especially since Cespedes is having such an off year.

      The Yankees may be better off hoping the Giants decide to be sellers. He may not have the power but I can see the giants parting with Scutaro who at least hits for average. MAYBE for a HUGE offer they can try and pry sandoval away and have him play 3b, 1b and dh, but I doubt they have the pieces.