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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65 Comments on "Ramirez Not Open To Position Change"


ajp13237
3 years 9 months ago

Ozzie would change that.

Karkat
3 years 9 months ago

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

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

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

55saveslives
3 years 9 months ago

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

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

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

Minorityfanbasewannabe
3 years 9 months ago

Well this is akward.

iheartyourfart
3 years 9 months ago

ruh roh

EdinsonPickle
3 years 9 months ago

Pfft! Easy solution. Play em both at shortstop.

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

Yes, just like in tee ball.

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

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

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

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

coolstorybro222
3 years 9 months ago

and a machine pitches for Hanley

Karkat
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

Reyes AND another big name hitter? Surely you jest.

Reaper87
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

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

ultimate913
3 years 9 months 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.

mmwatkin
3 years 9 months ago

How…expected.

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

cyberboo
3 years 9 months 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. 

wickedkevin
3 years 9 months ago

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

EdinsonPickle
3 years 9 months ago

I like your profile picture.

3 years 9 months ago

RAMIREZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’S

ITS FUNNY CUZ HE SLEEPS ON THE FIELD! OMG LOLOLOLOL LMAOOO ROFL ROFL OMFGG LOLLLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!

3 years 9 months ago

My balls are shaking.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

Still?

Ian_Smell
3 years 9 months ago

I’d get that checked out if I were you.

baybombers
3 years 9 months ago

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

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

Hanley said it.

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

Hanley is gonna get traded.

3 years 9 months ago

The yankees would be interested

3 years 9 months ago

if the Yankees were interested in a short stop to take over for Jeter, why wouldn’t they just sign Reyes?

3 years 9 months ago

I say that because Girardi managed him with the Marlins and i heard he is a fan of his

Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

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

jhfdssdaf
3 years 9 months 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.

AJCBE
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

This should be fun

Rabbethan
3 years 9 months 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.

nats2012
3 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months ago

Hanley is just being Hanley

T 2 THE K
3 years 9 months ago

Hanley for Ellsbury, who hangs up first?

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

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

commenter3346
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

i do!

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

I think they will trade Hanley for pitching.