Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 7/19/12
Wednesday marked the official start of MLB's 2012 trade rumor season. Sure we've heard some rumbling throughout the first half and the Angels grabbed Ernesto Frieri back in May, but the true rumor mill can't begin until somebody links the Red Sox to Hanley Ramirez. USA Today's Bob Nightengale did the honors, reporting talks between the Marlins and Red Sox regarding Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell going to Boston for Carl Crawford and an unnamed prospect. The talks were firmly denied by Sox GM Ben Cherington, but you know he did that ****. Seriously, what kind of impact did Hanley have during his time with the Red Sox organization? They traded him away for Josh Beckett in 2007 and they've attempted to get him back every single season since. Is Hanley some sort of pitcher whisperer, able to sooth Jon Lester back into ace form? Does he have incriminating pictures of John Henry? Does he have a special smear campaign technique? The Youkilis rumors were rather boring. Remember, the Beckett/...
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