Oh, to be 28 years old and left-handed: Seven teams expressed immediate interest in left-hander Horacio Ramirez after he was released by the Mariners, according to the pitcher's agent, Steve Canter. Ramirez can begin negotiating with teams after he clears waivers at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. "I think he's going to have a pretty good opportunity to win a job somewhere," Canter says.
Well, the opening statement would lead me to believe that there would be interest in HoRam, but he's been terrible. But, given the state of the league today, teams are always willing to overpay for crappy pitchers. HoRam is no different. Some teams that may be interested would be the Blue Jays, Orioles, Twins, Nationals, Astros, Giants, and maybe the Rockies. Who knows, maybe this guy can turn a decent career in the NL. Hey, he could even go back to the Braves.
A quote from Bill Bavasi when the Mariners acquired Ramirez: "A left-hander in our park is a good fit." What would he be saying now?
A sidenote: when doing a Google search of 'Horocio Ramirez' my post of the Mariners Cutting Ramirez comes up first. We're going places in this blog world.