The Milwaukee Brewers officially introduced Aramis Ramirez at a press conference Wednesday. The Brewers signed the free agent third baseman to a three year deal with an option for a fourth and the deal is reportedly worth 36 million dollars. In 149 games with the Chicago Cubs last season, Ramirez hit .306 with 26 home runs and drove in 93 runs. If he can stay healthy, Ramirez believes he can produce similar numbers for the Brewers…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/RAMIREZ3.mp3|titles=RAMIREZ3]
Ramirez joins a team that could be without its top two run producers at the start of next season. Prince Fielder is expected to sign elsewhere and Ryan Braun faces a 50 game suspension because of a failed test for performance enhancing drugs. If those two things come true, Ramirez still believes that the Brewers have enough to win…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/RAMIREZ2.mp3|titles=RAMIREZ2]
In 171 games against the Brewers, Ramirez hit .269 with 34 homers and knocked in 114 runs. General manager Doug Melvin is glad to finally have Ramirez on his side…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/MELVIN2.mp3|titles=MELVIN2]
Ramirez is projected to hit fourth in the Brewers lineup. 93.9 FM WDOR is your home for the National League Central Division Champion Milwaukee Brewers.