NL East Notes: Mets, Nationals, Marlins, Ramirez

The latest out of the National League East..

  • Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the club is still in the market for a reliever and backup catcher, and projects the Mets making a "small" move before the trade deadline, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post.
  • Several Nationals officials have made the trip with the club to Milwaukee as the deadline nears, writes Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.  While it would seem that the Nats are in need of an infielder, Washington manager Davey Johnson believes that the club can fill the gap internally.
  • New Dodgers reliever Randy Choate says that it's unfair of Marlins players to blame Hanley Ramirez for the team's struggles thus far, writes Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  The left-hander was sent to Los Angeles along with Ramirez this week.


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28 Comments on "NL East Notes: Mets, Nationals, Marlins, Ramirez"


Ian Masterson
3 years 1 month ago

Who’s blaming Hanley? Yesterday, Kemp, Either, and Loney went 1-for-14 in the spots around Hanley, and today the same spots went 1-for-12.

It’s not Hanley, it’s the other guys not setting the table for him.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 1 month ago

He was talking about with the Marlins, not with the Dodgers.

3 years 1 month ago

i blame loney for kemp and eithers struggles

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

I blame a small sample size.

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

Choate shouldn’t have needed to say that…pretty obvious all the things that were/are wrong in Miami

Jeffrey Wright
3 years 1 month ago

No one is blaming Hanley for the entire teams struggles but it doesnt help when someone views himself as the face of this franchise and by default is the leader of the team doesnt play his hardest while not being productive and i highly doubt he ever tried to help himself get better or any of his teammates. Players like him should be showing how baseball is meant to be played like the jeter’s and pujols’s of the world and helping everyone around them instead he creates distractions and was “cancerous” for the marlins

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

Just curious where that all came from. How do you know he wasn’t playing his hardest?

rsanchez1
3 years 1 month ago

For starters, he has never been close to the .342 he posted in ’09. He does silly mistakes on routine plays. He butts heads with managers and team mates. He doesn’t listen to what anyone tells him, whether it’s a hitting coach or a doctor. The list goes on.

halflink123
3 years 1 month ago

Same with Starlin Castro. They’re both bimbos

Jeffrey Wright
3 years 1 month ago

He doesnt run out his hits ever i seen him let a grounder go by him at 3rd and u can just tell hes not focused out there

sdsuphilip
3 years 1 month ago

Even if Hanley was playing like an all star they wouldn’t be close to contention as they have plenty of holes (catcher,1B,CF) but still Hanley is expected to produce and be the star of the team and for the last year and a half he simply hasn’t produced enough, his money was basically deadweight on the payroll the past year and a half.

slider32
3 years 1 month ago

you snooze you lose, Riz z z zo, should have made a move 2 weeks ago, too late now!

Hendo
3 years 1 month ago

He held the door for Rick Ankiel and Xavier Nady. What more do you want?

3 years 1 month ago

ya blame the star for the “team’s” struggles

PennMariner
3 years 1 month ago

Please take Olivo, Mets. Please. You know you want him and his .210 OBP.

Rob Lucci
3 years 1 month ago

they will trade for him but you have to take Bay.

3 years 1 month ago

mets should trade for krod and kottaras.

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

Agreed on K-Rod.
Sincerely,
The Phillies, Braves, Nationals, and well, the rest of the league

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

They can get multiple relievers from Boston, plus they have a catcher also in Shoppach.

Relievers? Albers, Padilla, Mortenson, Tazawa. Boston could move any 2 of them and still have more than enough, plus all have been very effective.

Rob Lucci
3 years 1 month ago

i think the mets have a bunch of Krod in the bullpen right now.

Exposfan
3 years 1 month ago

Randy Choate, the Terrell Owens of the MLB?? “It’s unfair, he’s my teammate.. (tears).. he’s my quat..(tears)..”

rsanchez1
3 years 1 month ago

There’s plenty of blame to go around, but the fact is that Hanley was not healthy for the team. He almost never showed up to play hard. He never had his head in the game. He attacked a freakin’ cooling fan with his bare knuckles, lost, and then got an infection because he forgot his antibiotics. It’s no wonder the Marlins wanted out.

rsanchez1
3 years 1 month ago

What I can’t understand is, how with this latest round of departures, the coaching staff STILL doesn’t change. The day Hanley was traded, the Marlins stole 7 bases. None of those stolen bases came in to score.

I guess when your father is special assistant to the owner, that gives you some job security as hitting coach, isn’t that right Eduardo Perez?

Jeffrey Wright
3 years 1 month ago

Yea coming into the season this was one of the more scarier lineups to face in the mlb and it turns out they are basically the weakest so something shouldve been done a couple months with the hitting coach

jigokusabre
3 years 1 month ago

Yes, I would love to see Perez replaced (though it didn’t help last year).

Remember when the Marlins infield all hit 30+HRs, and the Marlins lead the league in Home Runs? That was 2008.

Jeffrey Wright
3 years 1 month ago

Yea mike jacobs,uggla,hanley,and cantu but cantu only hit 29 i believe but it was the firdt infield ever to have all the players hit 25 or more and they all almost hit 30 or more

Jeffrey Wright
3 years 1 month ago

Halfway kidding but the blame can be put on bell i mean doesnt he have 6BS and the 4 run implosion against the cards never counted as a BS so that is seven extra wins we would have so this marlins team would look way different if we woukd have closed out all those games

3 years 1 month ago

he is talking about the marlins