Yankees send Edwar Ramirez to Texas

Spring Training Game Thread: CC on TV
A tribute to Mariano's longevity

Via MLBTR, the Yankees have traded the recently DFA’d Edwar Ramirez to Texas for cash considerations. Apparently a 5.22 career ERA doesn’t go as far as it used to. Edwar has allowed roughly one homer for every five and a third innings pitched during his big league career, so I can’t imagine playing in Arlington will work out too well for him. Either way, I wish him luck. The Bugs Bunny change was fun while it lasted.

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Spring Training Game Thread: CC on TV
A tribute to Mariano's longevity
  • Thomas

    Fare thee well, Edwar. I will miss you.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    How much do you think it is? 50K to cover the rule 5?

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    Good luck, Edwar.

    (And good luck not giving up HRs in Texas, yeesh.)

  • Captain Bawls

    I’m amused by the number of dumb people on the Facebook who are somehow upset about this deal. I quote, “I’m not seeing a title defense in the future. They got rid of too many key players!”

    At what point was Edwar a key player?

    • Thomas

      At what point was Edwar a key player?

      Well at the start of the year, he was like the sixth option out of the bullpen after Rivera, Marte, Bruney, Veras, and Coke and ahead of Albaladejo.

      So yeah, uhhh, never.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He was good in ’08?

      • Captain Bawls

        So were Veras and Bruney. Yet none of the three helped us win the World Series!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Prediction: Curtis will take Edwar deep this season.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      COLIN Curtis.

      • Thomas

        Chad Curtis.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Ha that’s what I was thinking but I wasn’t sure if Scranton plays their affiliate.

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          Bricktown Showdown!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    HE’S BETTER THAN MARIANO RIVERA!!!!!

    /MaxKellerman’d

  • Gor

    He could be a star in the French League

  • Rose

    Seldom poster “Bill R” used to say that Edwar Ramirez was the best pitcher the Yankees have EVER had. I know this because I’m also friends with him outside of the message board world.

    Whenever he would come in he’d get all excited only to be most inevitably let down once he failed miserably.

    I, on the other hand, couldn’t stand him and had to the leave the room whenever he came in (unless we were already winning by a lot or losing by a lot in which it didn’t matter – which was actually the only time he really ever came in…which means – I never left the room)

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      I still remember that game against the Angels when he got two quick outs then gave up two walks and a single to load the bases, and served up a grand slam to Mr. Teixeira.

      Fun fact: He actually got the WIN in that game, because Scot Shields and Darren Oliver imploded worse than he did.

      • Rose

        I remember that game too. That was when I was knee deep in the Edwar Ramirez hatred.

        Scot Shields and/or Darren Oliver >>>> Edwar Ramirez

        I’d rather have Richard Ramirez on the team lurking around than Edwar Ramirez…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I’d rather have Richard Ramirez on the team lurking around than Edwar Ramirez…

          JANET Jackson?!?!? … look more like FREDDY Jackson!

          /Smokey’d

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    At least they’ll feed him there.

  • Patrick

    Does Javy take over his number?