Found December 07, 2011 on MetsOnline:

A source told on Tuesday, that Hanley Ramirez has informed the Miami Marlins that he does not want to move from shortstop to third base.

Now that the Marlins have signed Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract, Hanley Ramirez will have to move to 3B if he wants to stay with the Marlins.

Hanley wants more money if he has to move to 3rd base.

This is great… I predict a very similar relationship like Jeter and A-Rod between Ramirez and Reyes, and as a Mets fan it will probably be fun to watch. Hanley has a huge ego and attitude, and with Reyes (a better shortstop) coming into town emotions may flare.

Stay tuned because I am very interested if Hanley will ask to be traded. If so, I think the Cubs and the Redsox might be the most likely places for Hanley to land.


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