The Marlins desired a cope with shortstop Jose Reyes BEFORE the begin of baseball’s winter weather events and seemingly they got it.
Now comes the difficult topic of what to do with Miami’s obligatory shortstop, Hanley Ramirez.
No earlier does my aircraft touching down in Facilities does the dunia ngeblog increase with announcement of a six-year, $105 thousand cope with Reyes — first revealed by ESPN Deportes and verified by Ken Rosenthal at FOX Athletics before others chimed in.
I contributed the improvements on my iPhone with former supervisor Felipe Alou, who was on my trip to Facilities from Western side Hand Beachfront. Felipe operates for the Leaders now but he knows both Ramirez and Reyes.
In reality, Felip once had the same situation that the Marlins now have — both Reyes and Ramirez on the same team!
Felip maintained both Reyes and Ramirez on the Dominican rebublic Republic group in the Community Football Vintage last season.
“That was a headache for me,’’ he said, “but the two guys were so good about it.’’
Alou wound up starting Reyes two games at shortstop and Ramirez one game (while being the designated hitter in the other two).
“We got eliminated after three games,’’ Alou said with a laugh.
“I kept both guys in the lineup. They were both pretty hitters.’’
Alou’s advice to the Marlins?
“I’d ask (Ramirez) to play third or center field. I think he’s such a good athlete, he could play anywhere,’’ he said.
But now it’s up to Hanley to take the high road and accept the move to third base. Last time we checked in with Hanley, he was not thrilled about moving.
There has been some lobby speculation that maybe the Marlins will try to trade Ramirez, but all indications I’ve gotten fromm the Marlins is that he will be at third base in 2012.
As for Reyes, Alou said the Marlins are a different team now.
“He’s a terrific player. He will help them a lot,’’ Alou said.
The Marlins will have two of the last three NL batting champions in their lineup — Ramirez in 2009 and Reyes in 2011.