The seismic baseball shift on the South Side is starting to deliver significant aftershocks on the North Side, too.

Suddenly, there's a viable trade market for Carlos Zambrano as well as an expanding potential free-agent market for Aramis Ramirez.

With Ozzie Guillen likely headed to the Florida Marlins, Ramirez said Miami just became an attractive destination.

''Of course,'' said Ramirez, who promises to become one of the top hitters on the free-agent market if the Cubs don't offer him a multiyear extension. ''They already got better [by acquiring Guillen]. Some people might not like the way he goes about his business, but the bottom line is he's a good manager, and he's won before. He knows what it takes.

''I wouldn't mind going there and playing.''