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Aramis Ramirez Retires

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 Notinhalloffame.com 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 Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Aramis Ramirez the best of luck in his post-MLB career.

Our Top 50 All-Time Milwaukee Brewers are now up

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!

Our All-Time Top 50 Milwaukee Brewers have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Milwaukee Brewers of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in their respective League.

3. Playoff accomplishments.

4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

This is the first time that we have revised this specific list, which was first put up in 2016, and there are many changes, though none that are changing the top five.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Robin Yount

2. Paul Molitor

3. Ryan Braun

4. Cecil Cooper

5. Teddy Higuera

We had a debut of Christian Yelich, who despite only having completed two full seasons, won two Batting Titles, two OPS Titles and an MVP.  No Brewer has ever had back-to-back years like Yelich, who arrives on this list at #11.  Two-time All-Star, Corey Hart was overlooked in our original list.  He now appears at #25. Current Milwaukee Centerfielder, Lorenzo Cain debuts at #37.  Former 2000s infielder Bill Hall, who was previously overlooked, comes in at #49.

We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.

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