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2011 Team: Chicago Cubs
2012 Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Contract: Three years, between $34-37 million
My final spot on this list came down to a couple of different options. I could have easily placed a different name in Ramirez's place, such as Heath Bell of Miami, Carlos Beltran to St. Louis or even C.J. Wilson to Anaheim.
But, I settled on Aramis' move from Chicago to Milwaukee. Of course, the Brewers have lost corner infielder Fielder to Detroit, and Ryan Braun will face a 50-game suspension to start out the season. That means the Brew Crew will be relying heavily on new third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who will be holding together the infield for the next three seasons.
An injury-riddled 2009 season with the Cubs brought up questions surrounding the current state of Ramirez's career, playing in just 82 games and nearly cutting his HR total from the year before in half. But he bounced back the following two seasons, hitting a combined 51 homers and batting in 176 runs over that span.
Ramirez, at age 33, still has some pop in his bat and will likely lead the team in homers in 2012 due to Braun's suspension.