Aramis Ramirez still could wind up the season hitting above .300 with 100 RBIs, which would be close to the average numbers he has put up since his breakthrough season with the Pirates in 2001.

Whether it will be enough for the Cubs to exercise his $16 million option remains to be seen, so Ramirez is going through the final 17 games of this season wondering if he will be wearing a different uniform next spring.

Ramirez drove in the tying and winning runs in the ninth inning of Saturday's 5-4 comeback victory after Mets manager Terry Collins opted to let reliever Bobby Parnell face him instead of issuing an intentional walk to load the bases for Tony Campana or a pinch-hitter.