Aramis Ramirez's three year stint in Milwaukee got off to a pretty disappointing start, as he went 0-for-4 on Opening Day and was still hitting just .215/.259/.364 on May 7. At that point there was already pretty open conversation wondering if Ramirez's new three-year contract was going to turn into a colossal mistake, and if someone like Taylor Green should already be taking over for him at third base.
As you might have noticed, those conversations aren't really happening anymore. Ramirez hit .320/.383/.581 over his final 121 games this season and turned himself from a potential big contract disaster to a fringe NL MVP candidate. All told Ramirez finished the season with a .300 average, .540 slugging percentage and led the NL with 50 doubles, which we've already discussed at length.
MVBrewer #2: Aramis Ramirez
Brew Crew Ball | Oct 17