Ramirez is under control until 2016 (with the option).
I think that's fair
Would have done that deal in a heart beat.
That being said, if Crawford continues to stink it up, then I expect we'll be seeing several threads demanding for a trade. And since there are no impending free agent AS SS, it's going to be guys like Alexi who are on bad teams going no where.
I wouldn't mind Alexi...but if Sabean wants to trade for a shortstop he HAS to go all for it...none of this Renteria, Tejada, Cabrera $hit.
If you're going to do something...do it right.
That's why Ramirez is a unique target. He's a owed a pretty good chunk of money on a team that probably is headed toward a rebuild since they won't be able to chase the Tiger the next couple years.
So getting back a cheap player for the future like Belt and getting $26M off their future books is probably something they'd be interested in.
At least Tejada didn't muff easy double plays?
I've set my Crawford Acceptability level at:
That's basically Pedro Feliz.