Ramirez Not Open To Position Change

Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not at all pleased about the prospect of changing positions if the team signs Jose Reyes, a source tells Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald (via Twitter).  Spencer adds that the two players aren't the friends that many portray.

Late last month, club president David Samson said that the Marlins haven't discussed moving Ramirez away from shortstop or asking Ramirez about a position change.  A representative for Ramirez also said that the Marlins hadn't asked the soon-to-be 28-year-old to move from shortstop.

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  1. ajp13237 4 years ago

    Ozzie would change that.

    • Karkat 4 years ago

      My first thought when I saw that headline was “I wonder how Ozzie feels about that.”

  2. Lastings 4 years ago

    I could of sworn a week ago, Hanley was all for changing positions if Reyes was signed.

  3. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Can’t spell Ramirez without an “I” and a “M-E”

    • MetsMagic 4 years ago

      You also can’t spell it without “ez”, but Hanley prefers cash over the EZPass on the Whitestone. 

  4. Minorityfanbasewannabe 4 years ago

    Well this is akward.

  5. iheartyourfart 4 years ago

    ruh roh

  6. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Pfft! Easy solution. Play em both at shortstop.

    • Lastings 4 years ago

      Yes, just like in tee ball.

      • MetsMagic 4 years ago

        Jose plays short and Hanley plays pitchers mound. Problem solved. 

        • Lastings 4 years ago

          Something tells me Hanley would have an issue with wearing the helmet.

        • coolstorybro222 4 years ago

          and a machine pitches for Hanley

  7. Karkat 4 years ago

    Ah, Hanley, what a problem child you’ve been lately. The old-school Florida Marlins (the ones who had no interest in winning baseball games) would’ve flipped him for a huge payload by now because of that.

    If they get Reyes and another big name hitter, I wonder what they could get for him in a trade. I don’t see that as a very likely scenario, but one has to wonder.

    • Lastings 4 years ago

      Reyes AND another big name hitter? Surely you jest.

      • Reaper87 4 years ago

        I’m still in a wait and see approach to see if the Marlins are serious about adding that much payroll, but signing Reyes at SS, Beltran to play LF, moving LoMo to 1B and trading Gabby and Hanley (not necessarily together) for a starter + prospects wouldn’t be totally out of character for the Marlins

        • Lastings 4 years ago

          I feel like they would trade LoMo before Gaby. Keep in mind Gaby is a Miami kid and since moving to Miami, Loria has embraced Hispanic heritage (to help bring in attendance=$ for Loria) so much that he is changing his name from Jeffrey to Jesus. Plus, I’m factoring in LoMo had his riff with upper management and I see Gaby having more talent than LoMo but not diminishing LoMo’s trade value. Regardless, I see this organization becoming a mess in the near future.

          • Reaper87 4 years ago

            I am a Gabby Sanchez fan, but he does not have the same ceiling as LoMo. The rift with upper management could be a big factor, but the way I see it, you have to keep the most talented guys around whenever possible. Maybe Ozzie could be a buffer there and keep LoMo’s head on straight… I wouldn’t bet on it happening, but if they think there’s even a chance of it, I’d keep LoMo around. It will be interesting how the team dynamic ends up, because the discussion here of trading Hanley is pretty unlikely, so they could be left with hotheads at wherever Hanley plays, LF and in the dugout. That has Billy Martin and the Yanks written all over it

      • Karkat 4 years ago

        Well, in this fantasy land I have constructed where they’re planning to trade Hanley, they’d have the money for it.

    • ultimate913 4 years ago

      “The old-school Florida Marlins (the ones who had no interest in winning
      baseball games) would’ve flipped him for a huge payload by now because
      of that.”

      Nuh-uh! They would need to win a championship first. THEN, they would proceed to get rid of everyone.

  8. mmwatkin 4 years ago


    I can’t wait for Ozzie Guillen to get a hold of this team. 

    • cyberboo 4 years ago

      If the Marlins sign Reyes and Hanley balks at playing third, where he wants SS or nothing, it is easy to manage.  Ozzie calls him into the office and says hey kid, we are going to let you play SS…….  in triple A for a few more years.  You still have an option left and we will exercise it.  If that doesn’t get your attention, we have also arranged a trade to the …….  Houston Astros and you should see the playoffs in 2020 or later.  It is your choice.  Which do you prefer?  lol. 

  9. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    Seriously….Come on…who else besides me was waiting for this story?!



  11. My balls are shaking.

  12. baybombers 4 years ago

    I thought marlin fans said ramirez was all for a position change if they sign his best friend jose reyes?

  13. nats2012 4 years ago

    Hanley is gonna get traded.

    • The yankees would be interested

    • Bob9988 4 years ago

      Can he hold a bat still?  Seattle would be interested.  Hey you can even have Figgins, he’ll play center for ya.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      If the Marlins sign Reyes, then trade Hanley, everyone in the world will know they’re desperate to get rid of him.  They won’t get quite the return they should.

  14. AJCBE 4 years ago

    This is kinda like when a dumb blonde finally understands a joke two days later.

  15. This should be fun

  16. Rabbethan 4 years ago

    1) This goes against what everyone, including Hanley, has said.
    2) Hanley is the godfather of one of Reyes’s kids. Unless they’ve had a massive fallout over the last year (and the last month considering what Hanley said just a month ago), this makes no sense.

  17. nats2012 4 years ago

    Me personally, I would like the Mets to keep Reyes because they need pitching anyway and if the Marlins get Reyes they could be much better.

  18. Hanley is just being Hanley

  19. T 2 THE K 4 years ago

    Hanley for Ellsbury, who hangs up first?

    • nats2012 4 years ago

      Thats a fair trade. When are Ellsbury and Hanley free agents?

      • commenter3346 4 years ago

        Ramirez in 2015 & Ellsbury in 2014. But it’s not a fair trade at all, especially because Ramirez is coming off an injury (plus a bad year anyway) & Ellsbury’s coming off a career year.

    • Ben_Cherington 4 years ago

      i do!

  20. nats2012 4 years ago

    I think they will trade Hanley for pitching.

  21. nats2012 4 years ago

    Who would you guys rather have? Hanley or Reyes?

    • MetsMagic 4 years ago

      If I’m the Marlins, I keep Hanley and sign Buehrle and Madson. I honestly think Hanley is the better hitter. 

  22. Ben_Cherington 4 years ago


  23. nats2012 4 years ago

    Maybe Hanley to the Tigers for Max Scherzer.

    • dtowntigers43 4 years ago

      shipm em to detroit for porcello or scherzer and maybe 1 or 2 mid level prospects.

    • miamiroc 4 years ago

      The Tigers are still on probation from dealing with the team based on the outcome of the Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller deal. No Tigers for the next ten years please.

  24. Manny Hernandez 4 years ago

    I’m going to love seeing Ozzie handle all these young kids. It’s going to a headline in Miami every night lol

  25. cyberboo 4 years ago

    I have to ask.   Does this type of behavior run in the Ramirez family?  First it was Manny being Manny, where it was me, me, me, or give me the money, and now it is Hanley being Hanley Ramirez.  Me, me, me, and who cares about anyone else.  Give me the money, let me do things my way and play where I want to play, or I will sulk and do nothing.  lol

    • Manny Hernandez 4 years ago

      they are not related

      hopefully your being sarcastic 

      • John 4 years ago

        They are related.

        • Guest 4 years ago

          Where is your proof of that? Perhaps my 2 friends with the last name ramirez are related to them too, even though they are from mexico.

    • Guest 4 years ago

      Dont forget Aramis I refuse to be traded to help my team for the future with prospects, decline my 16 million option like an idiot and now left with very few options. Likely to make far less this coming season. Hold out for that 2-3 contract and fatten yourself up in the process!

  26. if the marlins get reyes and hanley  wont give up ss trade him and lomo to oakland for gio gonzales and andrew bailey it gives the marlins a starting pitcher and closer and gives oakland some offence would be a good trade for both teams i think

  27. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    Hanley really isn’t “friends” with anyone and he has become super lazy. Get rid of him, he’s become a clubhouse cancer

  28. Guest 4 years ago

    Does he really believe he has a say in what he does and doesnt want after this past season? Not to mention his work and team ethic in the past! When a pudgey lazy Dan Uggla gets on your case for being lazy that says something.

  29. slider32 4 years ago

    I don’t know what to think of Hanley’s comments, sounds like a politician flip flopping.

  30. This is all media hype…the past two weeks, all we’ve heard is that the Marlins are ‘confident’ that they’ll sign Jose, and that Hanley would not mind switching positions even though he has not yet been asked by management. Honestly, there’s nothing to ask yet…the Marlins have only had preliminary discussions with Jose about a contract. They’ll cross the ‘position switch’ bridge IF they even get to it. The media is hanging their hat on making the Mets look like a lowly franchise because of all their financial woes, so this story sort of continues the notion. They also want to stir up all of the talk that fans have been engaged in so that site traffic and readership increases. Don’t be a pawn to sports media. Look for substance and pure journalism! Just my two cents.

  31. E Scalez 4 years ago

    No Hay Amigo

  32. JLaw 4 years ago

    I also assume he enjoys listening to Bob M-A-R-L-E-Y and while driving a H-A-R-L-E-Y. 

    This game is fun let’s do another. 

  33. JLaw 4 years ago

    You sir, I will not challenge to a game of Words w/ Friends.

    Good show.

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