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Bob Brenly Critical Of Aramis Ramirez; Ramirez's Agent Responds

In a radio interview conducted in early October, Cubs television analyst Bob Brenly was extremely harsh in his assessment of third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who has opted for free agency. Brenly criticized Ramirez's speed, defense, and clutch hitting ability, among other things. On Monday, Ramirez's agent, Paul Kinzer, responded to those comments:

"I'm not real happy about the stuff that came out negative about Aramis," Kinzer said at the Pfister Hotel, prior to the start of the General Managers Meetings. "For a broadcaster to come out and say that I think is very low-class. We didn't come out and say a word about it, but that bothered Aramis and it bothered me a lot.

"If [Brenly] had something to say to him, he should've said it to his face when he was a Cub and not when he hits free agency and then come out like that," Kinzer said.

Kinzer also told reporters that there is no chance Ramirez will return to the Cubs.

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