MIAMI — Former Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez offered some interesting comments and observations on Wednesday on MLB Network Radio.
A guest of Jeff Nelson and Jim Memolo, Rodriguez questioned why Miami would sign Jose Reyes when they already had an All-Star shortstop in Hanley Ramirez. But the former manager added that if Ramirez buys into the move, he and Reyes could form one of the most productive left sides in the game.
“I think it’s going to be a very interesting situation, to say the least,” Rodriguez said. “Knowing Hanley. He’s a very proud player. It’s going to be very hard for him to move out of shortstop. He’s a big league shortstop. He’s an All-Star shortstop. In my opinion, they’re going to have a tough time trying to convince him to move to third base.”
Rodriguez also pointed out that it will be interesting to see how Ramirez responds when Reyes is making headlines, and when the All-Star balloting results come out.
“It will be very interesting to see how Hanley will handle