Found December 16, 2011 on Ted's Army:
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As expected, Cherington and company looked into Hanley Ramirez. "No traction" in an interesting way to refer to it -- but regardless of semantics, the Marlins don't appear to be interested in what we have to offer. Aaron wrote on Monday that a deal would likely hinge on a package involving Clay Buchholz and/or Kevin Youkilis, and I'd say prospects would probably be involved as well. Hanley may be coming off a down year, but he was among the best players in baseball the years before that. Such a trade never seemed likely to me anyway. It looks like it will continue to be a quiet winter. There's not going to be Hanley, or Yu Darvish, or Prince Fielder. The best way to look at it is that our offseason acquisitions will be Carl Crawford -- who has to be better than what he submitted last year -- and Clay Buchholz, who will presumably be healthy. Until then, we need to continue filling bullpen spots and filling out the bench.
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