Why The Chicago Cubs Should Shut Down Aramis Ramirez Until 2010

August 12, 2009 by  

On Tuesday, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez reportedly received a cortisone shot in his ailing left shoulder. He will be out of the lineup until at least Thursday's finale against Philadelphia.

He should be out until next year's Spring Training.

The Cubs are certainly in a fight for the Wild Card and their division crown. Despite their woeful showing in Colorado this weekend, the numbers would indicate that the Cubs have plenty to play for in August and September.

That shouldn't change the Cubs' approach with Ramirez; he needs to be shut down for the winter now.

Ramirez turned just 31 years old in late June, and should have a handf...

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