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Lukewarm Stove: Aramis Ramirez to Return in 2011

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According to multiple reports, Aramis Ramirez made the exceedingly difficult decision to pick up his player option for 2011, which guarantees him $14.6 million next year. Yeah, just playin’ about the difficult part.


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Ramirez, coming off his worst season since joining the Cubs, was never a real threat to leave. Even if he was sick of being a Cub, his 2011 option was worth as much as 50% more than he would have earned on the open market. Now, he’ll get a year to prove that 2010 was a fluke before cashing in next offseason.


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