Horacio Ramirez had a bad season, lost his job and got a raise when the Seattle Mariners agreed to pay him $2.75 million and avoid salary arbitration.
Times may be hard, but not in baseball.
After starting just 20 games – because of injuries and ineffectiveness – Ramirez finished the season 8-7 with a 7.16 earned run average in 2007. He averaged just under five innings per start.
The team hopes new pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre can salvage the leftie’s career, and that’s no small chore.
Like many finesse…