Marlins Not Looking To Trade Hanley Ramirez

3:25pm: Ramirez did not ask to have his contract restructured and is not getting traded, Marlins president David Samson told Ken Rosenthal.

3:10pm: The Marlins didn't seem interested in trading new third baseman Hanley Ramirez at today's Jose Reyes press conference, but ESPN's Buster Olney says they're now looking to move Hanley after his agent asked for a restructured contract.  Olney says that if the Marlins can move the $46.5MM owed to Ramirez over the next three years, they hope to use that money on Prince Fielder.

Ramirez, 27, had the worst season of his career in 2011, slumping to .243/.333/.379 in 385 plate appearances.  His shortstop defense is considered below-average.  Still, it was just a year ago that Hanley was a four-to-seven wins above replacement player.


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173 Comments on "Marlins Not Looking To Trade Hanley Ramirez"


Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

Wow they almost have to sign Albert now.

3 years 8 months ago

Or Fielder?

3 years 8 months ago

why? hanley was not even their 3rd best hitter…

Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

not last year, but other than last year Hanley has been an elite player.  Definitely have to worry about his attitude though.

inkstainedscribe
3 years 8 months ago

Marlins could mess this up: Add (overpay for) Reyes, not get Albert, and lose Hanley.

I_Like_Baseball
3 years 8 months ago

 which leads me to wonder…why did they even sign Reyes?

tomymogo
3 years 8 months ago

If he wasn’t okay with it, and said so, why did they do it? Now move Reyes to 2B to make Hanley happy, and Infante to 3B?

$3513744
3 years 8 months ago

This should be interesting.

CyYoungSuppan
3 years 8 months ago

Purely selfish.  Instead of being happy for the betterment of the team, he is concerned about him and him only.  I hope he goes to the Astros.

$3513744
3 years 8 months ago

That’s exactly it though.  Who wants this guy?  Not that good at defense, had a really down year and isn’t a team player.

TheodoreRoosevelt
3 years 8 months ago

The House of Outcasts (Rogers Centre) oughta be one possible destination

UncleCharles
3 years 8 months ago

He has no spot in Toronto unless you move Yunel to 2nd or trade him. And neither seems likely. If Han Ram gets moved Miami is going to get raked over the coals.

TheodoreRoosevelt
3 years 8 months ago

Moving Yunel has been an idea mooted among the fanbase for quite some time now. Not many seem to project him as a long-term SS. 

Between Lawrie, Escobar and Bautista you have a lot of positional flexibility. I wouldn’t ink in many of the positions just yet. 

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

ironically, he’s probably a really valuable asset…at third base

3 years 8 months ago

all true – but he is talented.  The SF Giants would gladly take him

tfsmag
3 years 8 months ago

this makes me wish the cubs had an opening at short, we’ve already go Castro and it doesn’t sound like Hanley will want to move over to 3rd.

3 years 8 months ago

cubs don’t have the prospects to get hanley even if SS was available

tfsmag
3 years 8 months ago

In a straight up trade you would be right, sounds like they want to move him, and depending on who bites it might just take salary relief and some pitching. 

Though i’d be wary of bringing in someone who only seems slightly less selfish/arrogant than Milton Bradley.

3 years 8 months ago

Good decision, his value has never been higher…

ImperialStout
3 years 8 months ago

ZING!!

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 8 months ago

He’s now the best shortstop on the market.

renegadeisback
3 years 8 months ago

Sarcasm?

3 years 8 months ago

Hence the 3 dots after my statement.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 8 months ago

I find it hard to believe. I think we should wait until all the dust settles before we speculate anything. I think we need to wait for Reyes and Ozzie to talk to Hanley further as well.

$3513744
3 years 8 months ago

That sounds very optimistic. Really though, this is hard to believe?

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 8 months ago

Hence the username…and yeah I find it hard to believe that a guy who is having a team built around him wanting get out.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

What a headcase!

3 years 8 months ago

Well, er…  Hm…  Awkward.

3 years 8 months ago

Who would want this guy?? He’s the very definition of “clubhouse cancer.”

0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

A “clubhouse cancer” who will give you minimum 4 WAR when healthy?

I’ll take two, thanks. I’m more than content to start the season with Scutaro at shortstop, but I would certainly peak in on Hanley if he was made available (Mind you, I think this report is probably bunk).

grownice
3 years 8 months ago

Hanny being Hanny

HobokenMetsFan
3 years 8 months ago

lol if this is true…what a putz! (and not JJ)

3 years 8 months ago

Hanley, Coghlan, Oviedo, and Dominguez for Felix Hernandez.

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

lol

$3513744
3 years 8 months ago

And here we go.

rsanchez1
3 years 8 months ago

You can take Hanley and Oviedo, but forget about Coghlan and Dominguez.

BraveCrowe
3 years 8 months ago

I personally think this is the best thing for the Marlins to do, if the reports are true and the can bring in C.J Wilson they will have a 1,2 punch that can pretty much equal any other in the league. Then you obtain a good pitcher for Hanley and use that excess money on Prince… Scary team honestly…The worst case scenario for me as a Braves Fan

I_Am_Roy_Halladay
3 years 8 months ago

You think Wilson/Johnson = Halladay/Lee?

bringbackandruw
3 years 8 months ago

Pretty sure he didn’t say that at all.

Cotes56
3 years 8 months ago

He said exactly that though

bringbackandruw
3 years 8 months ago

Well when i see “pretty much” i dont automatically think “omg hes talking about Lee/Halladay” and until BraveCrowe (who wrote it) says, “Thats exactly what I’m saying” I’m sticking to my original post.

BraveCrowe
3 years 8 months ago

I suppose “Pretty Much” means better than now?

No I never said it was better than the Phils’ starting two, but for the love of God give Johnson some credit, Wilson is pretty dirty too. didn’t mean to stir up the all seeing philly fans 

I_Am_Roy_Halladay
3 years 8 months ago

Well when did I say “better”? I said equal to. Johnson would be great if he could actually last a full season and Wilson is highly overrated, which is why a 6 year deal for him seems so outrageous this offseason. I wasn’t accusing you of saying anything, I was simply asking you if you thought they were equal

BraveCrowe
3 years 8 months ago

No I don’t think they are equals, but you’d be hard pressed to find two other starters that would have the same talent, a healthy Johnson is comparable to any starter in the league, in my own mind. Lee is no doubt better than Wilson

tacko
3 years 8 months ago

He said “pretty much” any other in the league. Geez haha, why do you guys always get so defense when people compare Halladay and Lee to other pitchers?

rsanchez1
3 years 8 months ago

Johnson can take on Halladay any day. The big reason why Halladay got that perfect game was an error by the Marlins defense allowed the Phillies’ only run. The rest of the game, JJ and Halladay were trading zeroes.

Wilson/Lee, on the other hand, advantage Lee.

Jason_F
3 years 8 months ago

What about those 10-15 starts per year that Johnson doesn’t even trot out to the mound due to injury?  Surely, Halladay has the advantage on those days.

I_Am_Roy_Halladay
3 years 8 months ago

Exactly

shysox
3 years 8 months ago

White Sox for Alexei, Beckham, Danks, Floyd, and B prospects.. lol

NYBravosFan10
3 years 8 months ago

Why am I not remotely surprised by this? I know it’s all about business but seriously, how selfish and arrogant can you get? Thank the almighty that the Braves have already said no. We just got rid of a hot-shot arrogant young shortstop so we don’t need another one.

Matt_CC
3 years 8 months ago

As a Jays fan I want to thank you for the hot-shot “arrogant” young shortstop. He is working out nicely for us.

sports33
3 years 8 months ago

Because the first trade worked so well…

3 years 8 months ago

To the giants? They need a SS pretty bad

TheWoodyD
3 years 8 months ago

For Cain and change?

3 years 8 months ago

Giants dont have enough — it would take Gary Brwon, Brandon Belt, Heath Hembree + more

rsanchez1
3 years 8 months ago

Well, the Giants do have some pretty nice starters…

3 years 8 months ago

We would trade prospects — regardless, it isnt going to happen

Jason_F
3 years 8 months ago

After the year that Ramirez had and the three years and $46.5MM remaining on his contract, there is no way that he would fetch that much in trade.  His value is about as low as it could possibly be right now.

3 years 8 months ago

That is factoring in his down year.  Hanley is 27 yrs old, has won a batting title, and is averaging 25 HR / 40 SBs.  He is a building block

3 years 8 months ago

Marlins eat some salary and rays deal Shields and several other prospects for him….wont happen but would be nice

Cosmo3
3 years 8 months ago

Talk about one step forward, two steps back…

Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

Jamie Garcia for Hanley Rameriz who loses?

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Marlins by a long shot.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

 You, for proposing that trade