On Aramis Ramirez: "He gets his stats at the end of the year every year but defensively he's just fallen off the face of the earth. As a baserunner he kills you, he's a log jammer on the bases, and I'm not buying any of this leadership for Starlin Castro stuff at all." "A lot of pitchers would never go public with this information ... double-play balls that aren't turned because Aramis takes so long to get rid of the ball to get it to second base. He's gotten a number of second baseman just clobbered out there on double-play attempts. In the grand scheme of things it may seem like a small thing but over 162 games, the double plays that you don't turn that lead to more pitches for your pitcher, that lead to more opportunities for the opposition." Bob has been quoted alot recently.. saying that he wouldn't rule out managing for the Cubs if Quade is let go, and now saying what we all know about Ramirez. I do think it's alittle over rated that Ramirez only puts up numbers late, but his defense is not good - and he's not the leader I would want Castro to follow.