After an 18 year career in Major League Baseball, Aramis Ramirez, a third baseman who last played with the Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced his retirement on a radio station in his native Dominican Republic.  This was not a surprise as in spring training this year (then playing for the Milwaukee Brewers) Ramirez said that this would be his final season as a player.   

Ramirez leaves the game with some impressive accolades.  He was a three time All Star, a one time Silver Slugger and would finish in the top ten in MVP voting three times.  Statistically, he leaves the game with 386 Home Runs and 2,303 Hits and led the National League in Doubles in 2012.  He would play his entire career in the National League, beginning (and ending) his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates with lengthy stints with the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers along the way.

We always ask the question here at when we have a retirement as to whether that said player is HOF caliber.  While Ramirez had a very good career, his numbers, especially poor defense resulting in a career bWAR of 32.1 isn’t one that will cut it in the modern thought process, and he will struggle to gain more than a handful of votes in 2021, the first year that he becomes Hall of Fame eligible. 

While Aramis Ramirez has completed his service to Major League Baseball, he will do a farewell tour in his native Dominican Republic playing for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.

We here at would like to wish Aramis Ramirez the best of luck in his post-MLB career.

Yes, our guilt alone will tell you once again that we acknowledge that this is a very slow process!

With the 2017 Major League Baseball Season underway, we are pleased to present our next top 50, which features the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Blue Brew Crew has only made the playoffs four times, with only one trip to the Fall Classic, a losing effort in 1982.  Still this is a team who has produced Hall of Famers and has a healthy fan base that should see this team remain in the state of Wisconsin.

The entire list can be found here, but let’s reveal the top five right away!

1. Robin Yount

2. Paul Molitor

3. Ryan Braun

4. Cecil Cooper

5. Teddy Higuera

There will be more coming, but of course we would love to hear your input on our latest creation!