International Notes: Hanley, Marmol, Padilla

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  • Hanley Ramirez gave his clearest statement yet on a possible position change, telling the AP's Dionisio Soldevila on Friday, "I've talked with [Ozzie] Guillen, and what we both want is to win with the Marlins. When January arrives, we'll see what happens with the position change and everything else. If it's at third, fine. Wherever they put me, I'll do it in order to win." As for his surgically repaired shoulder, Ramirez described it as responsive and 95 percent healed.
  • Cubs closer Carlos Marmol has heard the rumors of his availability, and he told Julio E. Castro C. at Multimedios del Caribe that he's resigned to whatever the team decides to do with him. "It's their business," he said. "For good or bad, I have to accept it. My job is to pitch, not to handle team business. If I stay with the Cubs, great for me, and the same if not. I repeat: This is a business."
  • Vicente Padilla has been dominating hitters in his native Nicaraguan league over the last month, and the 34-year-old pitcher told Osman Rosales Cruz at El Nuevo Diario that he wants to sign as a starter with a Major League team. Yesterday, Cruz reported that the Marlins were eyeing Padilla, and in today's piece he describes asking the pitcher about the rumor: "'Truthfully, I can't talk about that,' Vicente insisted at first, but later he came up to me without the recorder and told me, 'Maybe.'"

11 Responses to International Notes: Hanley, Marmol, Padilla Leave a Reply

  1. miamiroc 4 years ago

    So Hanley’s just fine after all. Just another Buster Olney fail. #predictable

  2. i give hanley 5 spring training games before he starts complaining

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      Hanley is too stuck up to last that long.

      Hanley being Hanley

  3. grownice 4 years ago

    Update… Hanley reportedly wants trade.

    – Buster “If Olney i knew what i was talking about” Olney

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      He started that back in the winter meetings and refuses to admit there’s no story.

    • eyedessert 4 years ago

      Sponsored in part by the ESPN Insider.

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      • grownice 4 years ago

         Can’t believe people actually pay to be an “insider” lol

  4. LaffitesLanding 4 years ago

    Marmol is an interesting case. The Cubs got 3 decent players for Marshall. I would argue that Marshall is a higher commodity than Marmol despite the fact that Marmol is more talented, has the pedigree of a “closer”, and is already wrapped up for two more years. 

    The issue with Marmol is the size of the contract and his overall lack of consistency. I would maintain that if the Cubs got 3 players of the level ilk they did for Marshall. They should get one Grade B type prospect or a major leaguer and one lottery ticket type player. I would consider this a fine booty for him. 

    Like Garza, I see Marmol as a pitcher that Epstein and Hoyer don’t have to trade at this time. If they simply wait it out, they will probably find a desperate team around the trade deadline. It’s a gamble because there’s a small chance Marmol flames out completely, Jonathon Broxton style, but I think it’s a gamble worth making. 

  5. Legitimately the most mature statement I’ve ever seen/heard HanRam make.

  6. vtadave 4 years ago

    Let’s see – something “decent” for a “bad pitcher”.  In Theo you trust?

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