Sunday, November 15, 2009

2009 Player Review: Aramis Ramirez

I started doing these player reviews when the season ended, but didn't get too far and got sidetracked with other things. Today is as good a day as any to get back to it.

I've got a short summary of the player's season and then a look at all of the cards I've added in 2009.

Sometimes you don't realize how valuable a player is until the player is out of the lineup. That would be true of Aramis Ramirez.

He dislocated his shoulder on May 8 in Milwaukee and would miss almost two full months. When he was in the lineup, the Cubs were 45-37, a .549 clip. Their record without Ramirez was 38-41. which is .481.

For the season, he hit .317 with 15 HR and 65 RBIs in 82 games . Double those numbers for a complete season and you can see he had a nice year. And though he came back in July, it was pretty obvious that he was not 100%.

I'm looking forward to a healthy Aramis Ramirez to play 162 games in 2010 and hit .320 with 35 HRs and 125 RBIs.

For the year, I added ten new Ramirez cards to my collection.

Topps #380

Topps Cubs Factory Set

Heritage #95 Did anyone ever hear why he was just Aramis on his card?

Allen and Ginter #255

Bowman #163

Upper Deck #63

Upper Deck GJ-RA

Goudey #85

Goudey 4 in 1 #39

O-Pee-Chee #280

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