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WHOA: Aramis Ramirez Now Says He Might Waive His No-Trade Rights

Chicago Cubs Rumors

Just a few days after meeting with Chicago Cubs’ management and passing along the message that he would not be accepting a trade this year, Cubs’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez is now strongly hinting that he might accept a trade after all.


“Nobody wants me, man,” Ramirez said after Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Brewers. “They want good players. If they come to me with a trade, we’ll see. But nobody has talked to me about it.”

He added that, “I understand it’s a business. If they’re looking to rebuild, I can’t fit in. So we’ll see.”

Obviously, Ramirez agreeing to accept a trade would be huge news, not only because it represents a stark change in his stance, but also because he could be the most valuable bat available on the trade market. Considering Carlos Beltran netted the Mets a top 35 prospect, feel free to let your imagination wander about what Ramirez could bring in.

It could well be that Ramirez was simply speaking out of frustration about a series sweep and after undoubtedly being hounded by questions about his desire to remain in Chicago. I’m sure there will be much more on this later.



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.