Ramirez is frustrating me too, but I'd still drop Beltre before I'd drop Ramirez, simply because Ramirez is only a year removed from a 34-homer, 112-RBI season (2001). Beltre's NEVER had a year like that, and they're the same age (24). I too am hoping Ramirez hits better when Giles comes back (I have Giles also).
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'