Clearly the best of the bunch in terms of free agent third baseman, Chicago Cubs slugger Aramis Ramirez easily tops this list.
It's highly unlikely that the Cubs will pick up the $16.5 million option year on Ramirez' contract, so Ramirez will be high on the shopping list for several teams. He clearly has some life left in his bat after hitting .306 with 26 home runs and 93 RBI.
Last week, in an interview with the Dominican paper El Caribe, Ramirez clearly put the Cubs on the spot, saying he's looking for more than just picking up his option year.
"I'll head to free agency if they don't give me a contract of several years," Ramirez said. "I'm going to wait and see what the team does. Otherwise, I'm going to leave Chicago."
The Los Angeles Angels could be first in line to bid for Ramirez' services, but several teams will take a look.
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