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Hanley Ramirez Newsbeat

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Full Count » Hanley Ramirez: ‘I think with me at first, we’re going to have a better team’

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 after working out at first before a game against the White Sox.

The turnabout certainly comes as a shock given the team’s reluctance as recently as a week ago to even work out Ramirez at first this season. But the arrival of Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations and the departure of general manager Ben Cherington apparently contributed to Ramirez’s change of heart.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 26, 2015 at 06:51 AM | 50 comment(s)
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball: Move Hanley Ramirez over, or move him out? - The Boston Globe

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 season in that regard. Cespedes barely worked on balls off the Green Monster and refused to move to right field.

With all the criticism Ramirez has taken from media and fans, while making $22 million a year, one would think that he would do everything in his power to improve.

As poor of a fielder Manny Ramirez was, he was out before most games working on his defense.

According to team sources, the team believes the more Ramirez works, the more susceptible he might be to injury.

Last week, the day after Dombowski was named president of baseball operations, Ramirez was seen taking fly balls off the Wall with outfield coach Arnie Beyeler. Was it for show?

Jim Furtado Posted: August 25, 2015 at 10:12 AM | 39 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hanley Ramirez: ‘I’m struggling, just like everybody else’ - Boston Red Sox Blog - ESPN

A nice interview with Hanley Ramirez.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 09, 2015 at 10:36 AM | 4 comment(s)
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