I live in Chicago, and I'm a huge Cubs fan. From what I've heard, Aram wants to stay in Chicago, and will do so if they pay him what he feels he's worth (or, I assume, match any offers). From what I've heard from Hendry, they have every intention of doing that. They can't afford to lose his bat. So I see him staying on the north side. That said, I wouldn't be that sad if he left, for three reasons. One, the afforementioned nagging injuries. Two, he's the laziest player I think I've ever seen (turns doubles into singles, or worse yet, outs), and three, he's an inconsistent defensive third baseman with limited range. I am an Aramis owner, too. He has hit nearly twice as many homers on the road as at home (25-44), with better avg, rbi, runs as well. Something about the friendly confines doesn't agree with him...my theory is, it's the pressure put on by fans. Like New York, the stadium's always full, and the fans (who are negative for good reason) can turn on a player in a matter of days. I think Aramis would do well to get out.
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