Wednesday, December 7, 2011

UPDATE: Miami Marlins getting the first bit of bad news

Wait, so your telling me that the best player on your team, their "Super-star", only player that the team has EVER signed longterm with a significant contract(at a bargain price none the less), who is a 3 time all-star and bats over .300 lifetime does not want to change his position as he's entering the prime of his baseball career for a new guy you just brought in and paid somewhere around $30-$40 million more then him??? REALLY?> NO WAY! Typical baseball executives.

An espn writer has touched on this before in another article i've read also but i'll reiterate. How is it that you don't have this private conversation with your centerpiece before making this move? I understand your motives for wanting to sign Reyes but Ramirez is still young and already a seasoned veteran, at least show him the respect of talking to him face to face and explaining how important he is to the team and WHY you want to make the move. As of now from what i'm hearing, I know basically just as much as Hanley Ramirez. That shouldn't even be a statement that's close to reality if you really did value Ramirez. 

If Hanley Ramirez really was ok with it like you supposedly figured he'd be, then he would've came out before even being asked and said "i'd love for the team to sign Jose Reyes, he's a great player and I can't wait to get back to baseball. You'll be seeing the best left side of the infield in baseball for the next decade maybe." He'd of called Reyes on the phone and been recruiting him to play in Miami with him and help him build a winner again. None of this happened and now we get THIS.

I hope it eventually works out but who knows. We have all seen what an unhappy player in a dugout can do to a good team. It only takes one bad apple to ruin the bunch. It's looking like a good start for the Miami Marlins, now maybe it's time for a owner, manager and Super-star to have a nice little steak dinner with a big plate of ass-kissing for dessert before we get into a big problem down the line, these guys got to play together for the next 5 or 6 years hopefully!

Personally, i'm a red sox fan and although trading him brought us a championship and i'd do it over and over a million times, i'd love the shot to get him back. He would've been great at short with those great sox line-ups and still developing, crazy to think about....

+Joshua Hastings