This is over the top.
The guy has been an infielder his whole career. I’m sure he’ll be more comfortable at first than in LF. Although I don’t expect him to be great there, I do believe he’ll be more than passable at the position, until David Ortiz retires and he moves to DH.
If you expected Hanley Ramirez to resist playing first base — surprise! He’s completely on board.
“I think with me at first, we’re going to have a better team on the field, competing every day,” Ramirez said on Tuesday in Chicago ...
At some point, Ortiz will be done. That point will come sooner rather than later. Tell Ramirez he’s going to play first base, left field and DH next season. Play him there.
The problem is, he doesn’t work hard on his defense, according to team sources. The one time he did work was in spring training, when he was out before and after practice and games.
But once the season began, the extra work stopped.
Ramirez has been unwilling to go out and practice, very similar to Yoenis Cespedes last ...
A nice interview with Hanley Ramirez.
Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday or Thursday after tests on his bruised left hand proved negative.
Ramirez was in Boston on Monday, getting an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital. The exam showed no structural damage and he has been cleared to start swinging a bat.
“We’ll see how the next day to three days goes. The optimistic view is he’ll back in the lineup while we’re here,” manager John Farrell said.
Although I agree that Hanley has been a horror show in left field, dumping them would be silly.
Debacle? It was a loss. Despite their inconsistent play, despite their breakdowns, despite their failures to play up to expectations, this team has enough talent and, more importantly, time (5.5 back of first) to right the ship and win the division.
Hanley plays the Green Monster as if he thinks it’s electrified. It’s OK, Hanley, you can touch it. Alas, he’ll probably be out there all year. Maybe they should move him to 1B next year to replace Napoli before moving him into Ortiz’s DH spot in 2017.
Day-to-day? It will take a minor miracle for Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez not to miss extended time after reinjuring his left shoulder, which he has already had surgically repaired twice since 2007. The most recent fix required open surgery in 2011, a considerably more invasive procedure than an arthroscopy.
Manny needs to give Hanley some tips on playing the Green Monster. First tip: when you feel the warning track under your feet as you slowly approach the wall, put your right hand back to feel for the wall.
If he’s hitting .195 in June, the Boston media will wear thin.
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