Dodgers Acquire Hanley Ramirez & Randy Choate

The Dodgers announced that they have acquired Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate from the Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and minor league right-hander Scott McGough. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Miami is not sending any money to the Dodgers to cover the salaries of Ramirez and Choate (Twitter links). But GM Ned Colletti couldn't pass up the chance to add Ramirez to his team's struggling lineup.

“The addition of a hitter the caliber of Hanley Ramirez improves our lineup from top to bottom, inserting a proven run producer to go along with Matt and Andre,” Colletti said. “We’re excited for Hanley to begin a new chapter in Los Angeles.”

The Athletics, Dodgers, Blue Jays and Orioles all had some interest in Ramirez, and the Red Sox might have been interested as well. However, the infielder has 37.3MM remaining on his contract with Miami ($15MM in 2012, $15.5MM in 2013 and $16MM in 2014) and owns a pedestrian .246/.322/.430 batting line. His trade value isn’t what it once was.

"We had to do something," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). "The machine was sputtering. It's too good a baseball team and for some reason it didn't seem to be operating on all cylinders from the beginning of the season."

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will determine whether to play Ramirez at shortstop or third base, Rosenthal reports (on Twitter). Ramirez has volunteered to play either position, Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter). He's likely to play shortstop until Dee Gordon returns from the disabled list, then move to third base.

Choate, 36, has a 2.49 ERA with 9.6 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and a 60.3% ground ball rate in 25 1/3 innings with the Marlins this year. The lefty specialist earns $1.5MM in the final season of a two-year, $2.5MM contract and will hit free agency after the season. The Dodgers had been looking for a left-handed reliever.

Eovaldi has started ten games for the Dodgers this year, posting a 4.15 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 56 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old entered the season as the 96th-best prospect in MLB, according to Baseball America. In five minor league seasons he has a 3.28 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 3.7 BB /9.

McGough, a 22-year-old right-hander, has a 3.88 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 in 34 relief outings at Class A. The 2011 fifth rounder has averaged more than one strikeout per inning since being drafted.

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports first reported the trade and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports first reported McGough's inclusion in the deal. Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post.

233 Responses to Dodgers Acquire Hanley Ramirez & Randy Choate Leave a Reply

  1. Michael O'Shea 3 years ago

    Sleep is overrated

  2. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Awaiting Dempster’s approval.

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

      This isn’t the trade you thought we’d be looking at this morning, it is? 😉

  3. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    So much for the A’s getting him, hopefully they can somehow pry Yunel for something centered around Griffin!

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      That said, congrats Dodgers!

    • Ross 3 years ago

      No way should the a’s trade griffin! Have you seen what he’s done in the minors and his five starts in the majors. I suggest trade grant green or Michael Taylor since they have an obbundinst of outfielders and youngsters like cowgill and choice coming up

      • Snoochies8 3 years ago

        With Straily and Peacock right in the wings, Anderson and McCarthy on their way back soonish, I’d be fine with trading him away now. Yes he’s been awesome, but he’s also been prone to home runs. He’d have been a similar piece to Eovaldi in a trade.

        Edit: Also from what I’ve heard from Blue Jays fans, they’re chalk full of OFers and need Major League ready Pitching, Griffin is a perfect candidate

        • Nuh-uh, absolutely nooo way…
          AJ Griffin every quality starts so far dominated Giants, Rangers, Red Sox, Twins, and Yankees.

          At the rate he’s pitching, he’ll be part of the next Big 3 with Tom Milone and Jarrod Parker.

          • Snoochies8 3 years ago

            If anything…the next big 3 will be Anderson, Parker, Straily, with Griffin, Milone, Blackley, Peacock, Braden as the rest, which is very solid and very deep (even with two injury plagued pitchers) rotation depth.

            To get something, you have to give something, and Griffin would be the one to give.

        • itsmewade 3 years ago

          For Yunel? I’d rather keep Griffin and Pennington. If we trade for a SS, it better be a bigger upgrade than that.

          • ___ _____ 3 years ago

            What? A “bigger upgrade” than Yunel? Yunel is a GOD amongst MLB players, let alone shortstops. Best SS in the history of the game, bar none. Superstar, instant Hall of Famer. Ask any Jays fan.

          • ___ _____ 3 years ago

            What? Yunel is a GOD amongst MLB players, let alone shortstops. Best SS in the history of the game, bar none. Superstar, instant Hall of Famer. Ask any Jays fan.

      • The A’s should hold onto to Griffin. I’d prefer a deal centered around Cowgill.

        • Snoochies8 3 years ago

          Toronto wants pitching though, they have a lot of outfielders too.

          Edit: Plus, while he may be slumping and be a lateral move offensively, he’s a definite upgrade defensively, which is great for a team whose pitchers rely on defense. Plus he’s cheap for the next three or so years.

          • corey23 3 years ago

            Lateral move offensively? look at the offensive numbers from A’s SS this season, combined they’re hitting under .200… I think anything is an upgrade offensively….and defensively pennington is fine.

          • Snoochies8 3 years ago

            Yeah, he’d overall be an upgrade offensively, that’s why I put “while he may be slumping”. Also cliff is fine defensively, yunel is better

  4. dodgers33dodgers 3 years ago

    if this is true…great trade…Kemp, Ethier, Ramirez, nice 3-5 in a line up

    • Gumby65 3 years ago

      Those 3 names: Vaguely familiar… 😀

      • dodgers33dodgers 3 years ago

        haha yea…manny wood just turned into Hanley wood!!! lol

  5. migueljablonski 3 years ago


  6. CAD_Monkey 3 years ago

    Release Uribe? Or is he gonna be the shortstop for a while and then release Uribe?

    • Gumby65 3 years ago

      Yes, and yes. Actually Kennedy’s trip to DL (pending) puts Hanley on 25; Eovaldi creates room for Choate. Pending moves for Lilly(and hmm, a former teammate of his with Cubs), and the 40-man situation (who is prospect?)

    • Gumby65 3 years ago

      Kennedy to DL (said to happen earlier Tuesday evening) creates room for Hanley; Eovaldi to MIA creates room for Choate for time being. A trade for a certain SP remains to be sorted out. 😉

  7. Hanleywood 2012! Christmas came early!!!

  8. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    I am so happy right now…

  9. Unless that prospect is Zach Lee, that’s a horrible trade for the Marlins.

    • Too Many Idiots 3 years ago

      It’s not if the Dodgers are taking on Hanley’s contract.

      • cubs223425 3 years ago

        We just saw that the Marlins have no issues with spending (like they claimed when they robbed Floridians blind on stadium funding), so there wasn’t a real reason to take nothing but a struggling, young pitcher back.
        I mean heck, they got Turner for a half-season rental of Sanchez and a season and a half of Infante.

        • Too Many Idiots 3 years ago

          I know what you’re saying, but if LA is taking the remaining est $35M on his contract, it’s a good deal for Mia regardless of who they get back. Frees up $15M/yr to spend on other players.

      • Jack 3 years ago

        Looks like they are sending no money, so they are.

    • Ross 3 years ago


  10. belky2 3 years ago


  11. Ian Masterson 3 years ago

    Ned… yer alright.

  12. macdice 3 years ago

    That’s the best the marlins could do?

    • Whole_New_World 3 years ago

      Every GM is repeatedly hitting redial to Michael Hill’s cell right now.

  13. Tired_OF_FakeRumors 3 years ago

    If Hanley wants to be the best he will be the best.

  14. LIMetfan22 3 years ago

    HA this is great. Well done Dodgers

  15. Wow, Hanley going to play SS?

  16. is this a joke? Is this april fools day? How on earth did the dodgers get Hanley so cheaply? I know he’s having a bad year but still…

  17. sethss 3 years ago

    see what happens when you let your team be the focus of those cable shows? lol

  18. Are you kidding me? Ramirez AND Choate for Baseball America’s #96 prospect and a throw-in? I think we all knew the Marlins were in a freefall, but geez.

    • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

      Honestly Eovaldi is going to be a very good pitcher. Once that secondary stuff matures.

      • Ian Masterson 3 years ago

        Agreed. Once the secondary stuff shows up (and if he gets any run support, which has been atrocious for him so far), he’ll be a solid middle-of-the-rotation piece.

        • He’s sure not going to get that run support on the Marlins. Pitch around Giancarlo Stanton and who is there? Lee? At the end of the line. Gaby Sanchez? Needs to regain his 2010 form.

      • cubs223425 3 years ago

        Great job at taking a MASSIVE maybe and stating it as fact. If anyone believed that over at Baseball America, they would have put him much higher than 96.

        • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

          That’s not just my opinion thats been the knock on him forever…

      • Hm. I find it hard to believe they couldn’t have done any better than a future #2 pitcher, considering they’re dealing an All-Star and a plus reliever.

  19. PHILAbeatdown 3 years ago

    Hahaha thats all tbey could get for hanram and a very good bullpen arm??? wow marlins definitely lose this deal… I dont care how bad hanley has been the past two seasons…

    • cubs223425 3 years ago

      Yeah, there’s no logical reasoning behind this deal.

  20. Yankeeboy11 3 years ago

    See if the Yankees can get josh Johnson for chad Qualls if that’s how the marlins are doing trades now

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      I dunno, JJ has a big history of injuries. Qualls has always shown a knack to stay healthy, don’t know if its worth it. /sarcasm

    • 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

      I can’t believe you took him. Ever time he came out for the Phillies it was anticipation of how many homers he could give up.

    • TapDancingTeddy 3 years ago

      Darn! We missed out on the Qualls, Aardsma, Felciano for Ramirez deal. Super important now that A-Rod is injured.

  21. i kind of wish torre was still managing the dodgers. watching hanley and him go at it would make for good entertainment

  22. Slim_Hurley 3 years ago

    Unless the minor leaguer turns out to be zach lee and the dodgers take on all of hanlys contract this could not be more one sided for the Dodgers. Props to Ned (for once).

  23. Aramos033 3 years ago

    Hell yeah!!!!

  24. Natsfan89 3 years ago

    Fish don’t have Hanely or Anibal anymore. Maybe the Nats can beat them now.

  25. California_RedBirds 3 years ago

    Wow Ned Colleti just committed Grand Theft by acquiring Hanley Ramirez for who??? Nathan Eovaldi? Really Miami, that’s the best you can get for a potential superstar in Hanley. Miami fans will be rioting tomorrow…all one thousand or so of them

    • Wes Whitenack 3 years ago

      Hanley has been pretty much replacement level the last two years, so they weren’t going to get anything excellent in return.

      • California_RedBirds 3 years ago

        Yea but he still has a lot of potential. I think a change of scenary will help and could prove to Loria that they sold low on Hanley.

      • neoncactus 3 years ago

        Even hitting .246, his 14 home runs ties him with Kemp for the most on the Dodgers this year and his RBIs are second to Ethier. I like the move!

    • rsanchez1 3 years ago

      Same thing happened when the Marlins acquired Zambrano for Volstad. Chicago just didn’t want Zambrano, and Zambrano turned out good for the Marlins,

      Only difference is that, while Volstad really doesn’t have talent, at least he tries. Hanley throws it all away.

    • DempseyK 3 years ago

      I lived in Ft Lauderdale for roughly 7 years. Including the World Series championship year. The Epic Marlin Firesale nearly did cause rioting down there, but this is just ridiculous. They practically gave away the face of there franchise. This isnt just a good player, not just an All Star, but a fan favorite, and the literal FACE of the franchise. After getting the tax payers to build them that new stadium, and making everyone down there believe that this ownership and management team would be different, they do this crap again. I honestly feel bad for my friends down there that still bleed teal and black. There are a lot of great baseball fans in south florida and they deserve better than this. If they keep selling as is now expected, they should offer a refund to season ticket holders. Something tells me they are far from being done selling though.

      • Karkat 3 years ago

        I read the return from LA about four times because I was convinced that I missed like two names somehow.

        But the Marlins were doomed as soon as they lost on Pujols. They were a team that tried to spend big, be flashy, and make a flash, but the fell flat, coming out of the offseason with only half-results, and their “big splash” ended up being lackluster next to a team like the Angels.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        A person can actually bleed teal and black? Sounds like a slasher film by John Waters.

    • SteveFromNorfolk 3 years ago

      Maybe if we give them Murphy to play third they’ll give us back Reyes — if we want him. Ike-Ruben-Jose-David was a killer infield. Of course, Reyes would need to wear a bulletproof uniform(bad humor).

  26. Jairo Quiej 3 years ago

    Who is the minor leaguer though!

  27. bravesfansince1990 3 years ago


  28. The football writer Doug Farrar put it best: “Bud Selig carts Jeff Loria from team to team, but has a problem with Mark Cuban? Really?!?!?”

    • Trout Almonte 3 years ago

      Another day, another realization that Selig sucks. Though this one is new(er).

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      I like cuban. He IS outspoken, but he is really passionate about sports, and he is willing to spend money on a winning team. He is a winner, it would have been nice if he bought the cubbies.

  29. The Marlins are an embarrassment. The taxpayers bought them an elaborate new stadium, the fans bought tickets, and now they sell off like they’re the… Marlins.

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      Ah im pretty excited. I really enjoy firesales. And no one does them quite like the marlins did a couple years ago. Ah glad im not in florida though.

      • elbeisbol 3 years ago

        Aren’t firesales only fun if you get something in return?

    • The Rays are the only legit team in Florida to be honest nowadays and yet they didn’t get the stadium that they deserved more so then the Marlins did such a damn shame.

    • Casor_Greener 3 years ago

      This is all assuming Hanley returns to form. Which is no given.

    • YanksFanSince78 3 years ago

      It’s a dag on shame. I live in SOBE and this is a shame. All the excitement that was there and they blow it up that fast. THEY ARE MAKING MONEY HAND OVE FIST THIS SEASON. Sad.

    • Roberto Rivera 3 years ago

      How could people not know that this was going to happen? Everything we know about Loria made something like this inevitable. The only surprise was that he was brazen enough to do it this year instead of 2013.

    • Guest 3 years ago

      Owner was extremely aggressive in free agency bringing in expensive latin players he thought would appeal to the fanbase. Despite that the Marlins can’t even draw 30K a night for their home games. That’s inexcusable for a first year stadium. The writing is on the wall, “no matter what we do the fans will never care.” Good for him for going fire sale and trimming the payroll; the fans deserve it.

      • They bought him the goofy stadium. He should act in good faith for once in his team-owning life.

    • Hanley is a pre-maddona. He’s the only guy on the team that won’t share a suite with his team mates on road games. It’s in his contract. That ball club is a solid unit. Perhaps the atmosphere wasn’t positive with Hanley around.

  30. Trout Almonte 3 years ago

    And they’re making the Carlos Lee trade look even worse (despite the best, or should I say the worst efforts from Dominguez and Rasmussen).
    Thought it wasn’t possible, but I certainly got told..

  31. grant77 3 years ago

    Sounds like the Dodgers flexed their financial muscle on this one, likely taking on the entire contract. A fine deal for them, provided the minor leaguer is nothing more than a B prospect. They really needed another bat in the infield.

  32. Q_TheRealness 3 years ago

    minor leaguer is scott mcgough

  33. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    Move over NL, Hanley and Dempster are moving in…

  34. Wow, Oakland could have easily matched. We still need a SS badly

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      They could have matched in terms of prospects/pitching, but $$$ definitely had to be the difference

    • rsanchez1 3 years ago

      Too bad Beane was more in love with Cespedes than Hanley.

      • canoflyzone 3 years ago

        rightly so, and Cespedes’ contract is way better than HanRam’s… the A’s don’t have the resources to take on salary in trades, plus Ramirez is a not a very good fielder. They want a good fielding SS who can hit .240 that doesn’t cost 15+ million per season… pretty much any league-average SS would give the A’s better fielding than Hanley and just as good of hittng. the Dodgers took a necessary, but big risk.

    • RyanJMU2k10 3 years ago

      so could have tons of other teams…. including my O’s who need a 3B. o well

  35. Q_TheRealness 3 years ago

    Scott McGough is the minor leaguer they are probably saving Lee for the dempster trade right?

    • A Dempster rental is not worth Lee.

    • Ian Masterson 3 years ago

      Hope not. I thought Webster was being reported as the new possible centerpiece.

      • lakersdodgersyankees4life 3 years ago

        no the cubs want webster. The Dodgers probably proceeded to laugh. Webster has nearly as much potential as Lee, if not more, and is closer to the majors

    • no, that trade will start with allen webster

  36. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    WOAH!!!! Where in the heck did this one come from?

  37. $4555515 3 years ago

    Wow another season of marlins firesale??? what happended to all the revenue the marlins were boasting about coming in from the new stadium?

    • Whole_New_World 3 years ago

      No patience. No class either. They rent that stadium out for Bar Mitzvahs. No joke. They actually do. The Marlins and Miami are a disaster. Such a shame they’ve won two WS in their short life.

      • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

        Man i wish my Bar Mitzvah would be at the stadium. Dairy kosher, fish and milk baby!

  38. tommyhilfigure 3 years ago

    choate is going to be awesome in dodger blue congrats

  39. Seth Guttman 3 years ago

    Is it just because of the money or am I in the right by saying I think the Marlins could have gotten more else where…

  40. xsuleex 3 years ago

    eovaldi being apart of that deal means they’re for sure gonna deal for another starting pitcher. dude, I am so stoked right now. hopefully they’ll cut ties with garbage uribe.

    • Q_TheRealness 3 years ago

      whatt you mean mvp uribe he is the epitome of beastmode this year i would trade kemp for 3 more uribes /sarcasm

  41. ThinkBlue10 3 years ago

    Hell yes!!!

  42. Cam Hodgson-Dwyer 3 years ago

    Kershaw’s implosion today is already forgotten. Today is Hanley day!

  43. nyiv 3 years ago

    Ohhhh man Kasten came on LA sports radio and admitted that the Dodgers didn’t have a wealth of prospects(the highest valued currency in the MLB according to him) but reiterated that they had money and wouldn’t have any issues taking on salary…. Way to check two off the list of needs this trade deadline Stan! (*significant bat and lefty specialist.)

  44. DempseyK 3 years ago

    OMG…how did the Pirates not offer a better package than that to try and get a real shortstop that can actually hit? The Buccos overpay for Wandy Rodriguez 4 hours ago, and now the Dodgers completely STEAL Hanley Ramirez for virtually nothing. I am Speechless. If Ned Colleti manages to get Dempster without including Zach Lee, he should win executive of the year based off this trade deadline. Again, im completely jealous of this deal. They could get an All star level reliever, a multiple time All star shortstop and a multi time All star starting pitcher for peanuts…they will immediately become the favorite in the National League in my opinion. Sabean better do something or the Dodgers will be running away with the West by the end of August.

    • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

      We ate that whole contract, swallowed it hard and will reep the benefits.

    • maaayne you had me cracking up on this one!!! but so true!! LA baby!

    • Joshua Cintron 3 years ago

      pit gave up nothing….nothing. and sf is still the best team in the west

  45. gkstkddn93 3 years ago

    Now JJ going to where? I think Marlins gonna sell JJ.

    • I hope boston

      • Alz147 3 years ago

        Me, too. But in the end, the price is the deciding factor. I kinda doubt we can take on another 10m+ contract without extracting payroll. Marlins get beckett, everyones happy.

  46. Dodgerzz 3 years ago

    Didn’t see this one coming! Time to break out the old ‘Ramirez’ jersey, cover the number, and head back to the stadium! lolz Man am I ecstatic!

    • rsanchez1 3 years ago

      Guess Dodgers fans like bats, even if they are crazy. That’s something Giants fans know well…

      Problem is, Hanley has been sucking at hitting.

  47. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    Ned Colleti, i forgive you for all your sins. I love you master.

    • You should also devote some of that praise to Kasten and the new owners, they no doubt had a big effect on this deal.

      • Starting to envy the dodgers now ugh really wish the Mets could get new owners as well seriously the Wilpons are joke right now…

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        Yup, they have money to spend, and actually spend it.

    • nathan garrison 3 years ago

      Actually Ned has done pretty good on trades (only one Big Stinker(and that one understandable)). He just sucks on Free Agents, but let us see if that was Frankie Boy Butting in and always shopping the 99 Cents store for Free Agents. Give him a year with a checkbook that has real checks not rubber ones

  48. Blue387 3 years ago

    Question: where will Ramirez play? Short? Third?

    • Q_TheRealness 3 years ago

      short until Dee Gordon comes back after that not sure.

    • = ) 3 years ago

      They have a guy named Cruz at SS who’s playing really good. Most likely, it will be at third. That way they can use Jerry Hairston Jr. as the backup.

      • lakersdodgersyankees4life 3 years ago

        yeah but Cruz is kinda like Herrera, played well for a while, but could die down quickly. But I agree, he’s playing 3B right now

        • = ) 3 years ago

          So far, Cruz is playing better than Uribe. Hairston is needed as depth. That’s what he’s good at. We can worry about the SS position once Gordon comes back.

  49. rsanchez1 3 years ago

    Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!

    Only snag is we still have to see him for six more games. (!!!)

  50. Omar Jauregui 3 years ago

    I’m pretty sure the Dodger are paying for all of his salary. Despite that, he’s a steal especially if he lives up to his potential!!!

  51. if they get Dempster now there gonna be good!!!!!!!!!

  52. Peter Chung 3 years ago

    Karma for the years with mccrook (McCourt)

  53. to all those that are ripping the Marlins, HALF of you come from BIG market team, and yes big markets i mean a city that does’t compromise of mostly of retirees. Marlins are small market and Hanley HAD promise. his 3 seasons as a marlin, in which he eventually singed a big contract, and won a batting title, were great but that means nothing. AND if that doesn’t sound familiar then YOU just don’t know baseball… marlins got rid of infante and sanchez knowing BOTH wouldn’t NOT sign extensions. i agree that hanely deserves more than what we received considering what we gave up for him and his “potential” at the time. but that’s baseball… i honestly don’t have to go though players that had “potential” to solidify my argument do I? They made a move and signed him to an extensive contract that wasn’t deserved IMO. Any other franchise could make a move like this and nobody would utter the words “fire-sell” and “i told you so…” beisdes the average “know-it all, should be coaching the team” fan….

    • Jim C 3 years ago

      Everyone thinks it’s a fire sale because every Marlins player is available and in every other rumor

  54. DempseyK 3 years ago

    Just noticed who the Minor Leaguer was in the deal! Scott McGough pitched at Plum Senior High School about 15 minutes away from where I live…lol I have seen him hit and pitch in high school, his parents must be very proud. Even if his career never comes to be a huge success, he can always tell his kids, “At the beginning of my professional career as a baseball player, I was traded for Hanley Ramirez.” And THAT is pretty cool.

  55. Kelevra 3 years ago

    i think everyone needs to look at his contract, his numbers for last 2 years, and his off the field problems to fairly judge this trade. The dodgers took the entire contract. Hanley will have to greatly increase his production or dodger fans will be extremely disappointed.

  56. Tmandolfan 3 years ago

    wow. the Marlins really didn’t care what they got back for Hanley huh? these two guys stink. it would seem virtually impossible that another team didn’t offer a better deal.

    • lakersdodgersyankees4life 3 years ago

      What? Look at Eovaldi again. A guy with 6 years of control, doing well in the majors, but has gotten no run support

  57. Sad to see Eovaldi go, but goddamn this is great! Marlins are getting a great pitcher though, I honestly thought he was going to be our solid #2 guy in the years to come. He will develop quickly and the Marlins will have an awesome guy in their rotation.

  58. Wilsonl 3 years ago

    Only for Eovaldi?

    • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

      Yes, see you friday, saturday, and sunday with a revamped team…

      • rainyperez 3 years ago

        Hanley against the Giants pitchers all time is .176/.278/.318.

        • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

          HE is a Dodger now. Clean the slate.

          • rainyperez 3 years ago

            But agreed the series should be good can’t wait to see what the Giants pitching staff does against a healthy Dodger lineup.

          • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

            I’ll be there, series of the year baby! Good Luck!

      • Wilsonl 3 years ago

        Hope you guys don’t get shutout 3 games in a row again!

  59. ThinkBlue10 3 years ago

    Eovaldi is gonna be a good #2. So people, stop hating on the Marlins for this trade.

    • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

      If his secondary piches improve. He added that cutter last start and looked great. 22 yo throwing 95-98, ready to jump into your rotation.

    • You don’t have to have a homer projection for Eovaldi anymore. He’s off the Dodgers.

  60. The cavalry of Dodgers fans that just showed up to comfort everyone by talking about how terrific Eovaldi is are adorable. He’s a nice piece, but for a guy who was a reasonably signed superstar not all that long ago, Eovaldi might as well be nothing. This was a salary dump. A classic Marlins salary dump.

  61. Kelevra 3 years ago

    it would be nice if they traded a few more pieces away before the rubber game of their series against my bravos tomorrow

  62. Christian Hamby 3 years ago

    DANG, dirt for Hanley Ramirez? Is that how South Beach works?

  63. LazerTown 3 years ago

    Now im mad he didn’t go to the Yankees with arod’s hand broken now.

  64. Steven D 3 years ago

    Now that teams searched and stormed the middle shelves, time for another team to get the rest of the players off the clearance rack.

  65. Howard 3 years ago


  66. This means that Brian Sabean has 24 hours to top this because we go against the Dodgers in 1 day and this means that the race for the NL West is on!!! Bring Hanley, Randy, and yo mammy because the Giants is going all in!!!

  67. Alright Alright Alriiiiiiiiiiiight!! Finally the Hanley deal came through today…. Welcome to LA Hanley!!

  68. TrollinPowell 3 years ago

    They should have made the deal contingent on the Dodgers taking Heath Bell and that horrible contract. Yeesh. What a disaster.

    • Dodgerzz 3 years ago

      I wouldn’t have minded that. Heath Bell was something of a solid closer in the NL West.

      • jwsox 3 years ago

        corretion he was a solid closer in the best pitchers park in all of baseball

  69. Frank Tangorra 3 years ago

    Wow. Marlins must have wanted Hanley gone. Gave him away for nothing.

  70. nm344 3 years ago

    So Dodgers go from frontrunners for Cole Hamels to picking up a washed up HanRam who can’t find a position he can field.

  71. francoeursux 3 years ago

    More than one strikeout per season. That is one mighty impressive prospect.

  72. chefkbt 3 years ago

    He hits .240 and can not field his position. The joke is on the Dodgers.

  73. One strikeout per season huh? Sounds like a stud to me.

  74. cant wait to watch the franchise

    • jwsox 3 years ago

      thats the first thought that poped into my head when i saw this this morning!

  75. More than one strikeout per season? Wow!

  76. mgsports 3 years ago

    I think they add another former Marlin next Ryan Dempster without Zach Lee in Trade.

  77. Karkat 3 years ago

    “The 2011 fifth rounder has averaged more than *one strikeout per season* since being drafted.” is probably my new favorite typo

  78. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    wait wait wait …THATS IT?

  79. iedodgerfan 3 years ago

    Best trade Ned has ever made. Especially if Hanley can return to form. Either way a rock sitting at third is way better than Uribe

  80. Pedro 3 years ago

    The Mets can make good use of Stanton.

  81. JoePetchonka 3 years ago

    Why are the Marlins just giving away all of their players? This makes no sense to me!

    Built a new stadium and signed a bunch of free agents for nothing…

    • goorru 3 years ago

      They have no money. The fans in Florida don’t support baseball.

  82. YanksFanSince78 3 years ago

    The Red Sox weren’t able to beat this package? Shocked.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      He wasn’t going to play SS in Boston had they attempted to do so. you saw him 1st hand for a year, Ramirez was one of the worst in the game with the glove and boston locals just now *maybe* forgetting Lugo and Renteria?

      Only way could have seen them picking him up was part of a larger swap with the Fish that included JJ, with Middlebrooks going back as part of the package and Ramirez playing 3b being realistic.

  83. Mike Francesser 3 years ago

    “The 2011 fifth rounder has averaged more than one strikeout per season since being drafted.”

    Jeez. I would hope so.

  84. 304 3 years ago

    GREAT PICKUP DODGERS!!! Now lets get Dempster

  85. Citos_City 3 years ago

    Is he starting tonight?

  86. MetsEventually 3 years ago


  87. Visionsofsilver 3 years ago

    Wait, Eovaldi and some random minor leaguer? Wow Miami, just wow. Dodgers just pulled off one of the most lopsided trades ever. When I read that we acquired Hanley, I figured at least Zach Lee was involved.

  88. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    Hanley will be dating Rihanna by the postseason

  89. corey23 3 years ago

    “The 2011 fifth rounder has averaged more than one strikeout per season since being drafted.”

    that’s a lot of strikeouts!

  90. JozayJays 3 years ago

    Wow. Came pretty cheap/.

  91. “McGough, a 22-year-old right-hander, has a 3.88 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 in 34 relief outings at Class A. The 2011 fifth rounder has averaged more than one strikeout per season since being drafted.” Averages Over ONE Strikeout per Season? Why did the Dodgers trade this guy ? HAHA

  92. OaklandFan22 3 years ago

    Wow, and the A’s couldn’t offer more then this for Hanley….

  93. bearseatbeetsbattlestargalatic 3 years ago

    the dodgers absolute stole this one. Pretty much like when they traded andy laroche for manny ramirez!
    a line up of ramirez, kemp, and ethier is pretty good. Ned is right, how could you pass up on this?

  94. thegrayrace 3 years ago

    Wow. Eovaldi only? No Zach Lee? Awesome. Good day to be a Dodger fan!

    • Mahad 3 years ago

      I guess Miami didn’t think much of Hanley anymore

  95. thegrayrace 3 years ago

    Kennedy just went to the DL, so I suspect Hanley will take his spot and we’ll be stuck with Uribe for awhile. Tolleson back to AA to make room for Choate?

  96. What a great deal!!!! im suprised Ned

  97. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 3 years ago

    Are they looking to trade Reyes and his contact too?

    • lefty177 3 years ago

      Why only 1 contact? Contact solution & case for a contact?

  98. Stuart Brown 3 years ago

    Eovaldi is a good piece to pick up, but I figured they would have gotten more for Hanley. If not more talent, more people in general. I suppose that’s the price to pay when you’re not paying any of Hanley’s remaining salary though.

  99. doyers 3 years ago

    this is a nice deal since the dodgers kill two birds with one stone since they get a lefty specialist they were looking for in choate and some offense from 3b/ss from hanley to help out kemp and hanley isnt a rental he will with them for the rest of this seasons and two more after this season

  100. doyers 3 years ago

    they didnt have to gave up lee in the deal which is good now they deal webster for dempster or lee for garza or another pitcher to help them out in the playoffs.

  101. Braves have better deal and Dodgers and Cubs haven’t worked out trade.. Dempster will be in Atlanta

  102. Are you #DodgersGM or just quoting him from earlier today?

  103. Trout Almonte 3 years ago

    I was going to make a joke about making the jersey smaller but apparently Hanley is taller and heavier.

  104. RedSx799 3 years ago

    This. So much this. it’s #HanleyWood.

  105. Blue387 3 years ago

    I bet there’s a big warehouse in China full of Ramirez 99 jerseys.

  106. Faux John Madden stole this from you on Twitter. I’d make him apologize if I were you.

  107. $8203344 3 years ago

    Ha ! , that’s funny stuff, probably true.

  108. Gumby65 3 years ago

    How did Ned Colletti dislike your post twice?

  109. Not true. Dempster prefers the Dodgers. And he has the power to veto any proposed trade. The Cubs have already identified the minor league pitcher they want.

  110. Dempster doesn’t wanna go to atl.. wants to be in LA

  111. Robb Logan 3 years ago

    Dempster basically told the Cubs no and used 10-5 to block so Atlanta is out, sorry.

  112. Q_TheRealness 3 years ago

    what are the chances of dempster staying long term though? He wants to go to LA for a reason right?

  113. RedSx799 3 years ago

    they’re right next to the Red Sox 1986 World Champ shirts!

  114. coolstorybro222 3 years ago

    being examined by TOP men.

  115. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    oh man from your lips to his ears…

  116. Wes Whitenack 3 years ago

    I guess we’ll see, but Eovaldi could be something nice.

  117. = ) 3 years ago

    Bro, I was going to say Feldman along with 4 boomsticks.

  118. Seth Guttman 3 years ago

    Well if the A’s would have thrown in the right prospects I’m sure the Marlins could have taken on some $. But I never thought of the A’s as a legit destination. Orioles could have been an interesting location…Pirates could have given a better pitcher.

  119. sdsuphilip 3 years ago

    back end of rotation at best pretty much.

  120. LazerTown 3 years ago

    Hanley with a change of scenery could be a real game changer. He was a phenomenal offensive force a few years ago. Now pair him with Kemp and ethier. (mostly kemp)

  121. I agree; he started off great, but lost some confidence in last few starts. He throws around 95, skipped AAA so he needs some time.

  122. resign dempster for 1 year would be good.

  123. Better than Chris Volstadt. Good acquisition considering what was given up for him; and it didn’t cost the Marlins anything.

  124. gothamgator 3 years ago

    Don’t be sorry for Atlanta… Dodging a big bullet there

  125. baseballz 3 years ago

    When will people finally realize that Ozzie is a bad manager and people don’t like playing for him. I bet Hanley blossoms once he leaves and starts working with Mattingly

  126. Brad Rollin 3 years ago

    AT&T Park was not funded by taxpayers. And the issue was that the Marlins cried poor and then went out and spent like drunken sailors this past offseason.
    And the Marlins certainly didn’t owe it to Hanley to make a move to salvage his career. I’m not sure what your point is.

  127. The two in New York were mostly only helped by tax payers in regard to transit modifications.

    The Marlins could have gotten a better package for Ramirez, but they refused to pick up one dollar of his contract. This was a poor team move. They are not a poor team.

  128. You wouldn’t take Delgado for a Dempster rental? Glad you’re not a GM.

  129. nathan garrison 3 years ago

    Back of Rotation? try a solid 2-3 Starter with Big league chops his number are decieveing the boy had really really bad support and for two starts it showed but take the two bad start out he is 1-4 with a 2.75 avg about 6 innings a game is 22 and controlled for 5 more years

  130. sdsuphilip 3 years ago

    I couldn’t care less about anyones W/L record, he doesn’t miss enough bats.

  131. Max Filiberto 3 years ago

    You want Jason Bay brah? He was a real force a few years back.

  132. He had a bad series against the D-Backs, so some of the excitement has worn off

  133. LazerTown 3 years ago

    It’s different. Hanley is only 29. Not mid-30’s

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