Aramis Ramirez, the lovable loser. He played well (mostly) and gave it his best (most of the time).
Cubs fans are (mostly) sad to see him go.
But no one's weeping, unless they shelled out a hundred clams for one of his jerseys.
Look, Ramirez is a good guy and he'll be warmly received in his new digs. And the same is true when he comes to Wrigley next season, too.
Fans on both sides will cheer him.
But no one expects a Pujols-esque full-page ad in the hometown news rag.
Truth is, signing Ramirez amounts to a white flag by Milwaukee's ownership they hope fans will interpret as a move to stay competitive.
But they can't compete. They're going to lose Prince Fielder. (Maybe to the Cubs.)
And unless something historic happens, Braun will lose any appeal to his 50-game suspension.
So watching the Brewers sign Ramirez for his downhill years? With his aging back, slowing bat and worsening defense?
Those are a few things Cubs fan won't miss.