Chicago Cubs television analyst Bob Brenly says it may be time to let third baseman Aramis Ramirez go. Brenly said on a Wednesday radio show that Ramirez is a "numbers gatherer," but is a liability defensively and is going to demand a large contract on the verge of free agency.
Ramirez has played eight and a half seasons with the Cubs and led them with 93 RBI to go along with 26 homers and a .306 batting average this past season. He decided he would opt out of the $16-million option year, if it was picked up by the Cubs, and test free agency. He is in the final year of a five-year, $75-million contract.