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Boston Red Sox double down, sign both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval

Nine years ago, a promising young shortstop named Hanley Ramirez was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Miami Marlins — back then known as the Florida Marlins — as part of a deal that brought in Mike Lowell and Josh Beckett to Boston. As the story goes, Ramirez went on to become an All-Star, and even MVP caliber player for the Marlins, while Lowell and Beckett became major...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Returns To Red Sox A New Man: ‘This Is Home For Me’

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez is back where he belongs. Ramirez, who began his career with the Red Sox, officially returned to Boston on Tuesday after agreeing to a four-year contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth season. It’s a reunion that’s been nine years in the making. “This is home for me,” Ramirez said Tuesday during an (re)introductory press conference at...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez’s Red Sox Contract Includes Reported $22M Vesting Option

Hanley Ramirez officially has returned. Ramirez agreed to a four-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, the team announced Tuesday before an introductory press conference at Fenway Park. The three-time All-Star will earn at least $88 million as part of the deal, according to multiple reports. Ramirez’s contract also includes a $22 million option for 2019 that will vest if...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez’s Best Plays Include Multi-Homer Games, Great Catches (Video)

The last time Hanley Ramirez wore a Boston Red Sox uniform, he was a September call-up with a bright future. Ramirez had two at-bats late in the 2005 season and he struck out both times. Since then, the 30-year-old has compiled 1,403 hits, 822 runs and nearly 200 home runs. He’s also made a handful of incredible plays from the shortstop position. Despite having some injury woes...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox set to add Hanley Ramirez

As the Boston Red Sox zero in on adding free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, they appear to have also snuck in under everyone’s noses and landed another big fish. Reports on Sunday claim that Boston is set to add Hanley Ramirez as soon as Monday. The report came out of nowhere Sunday night, though the Red Sox had certainly been rumored as a destination for Ramirez previously...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Boston interested in Hanley Ramirez

Free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be headed back to where it all began – Boston. According to a pair of reports that began circulating on Sunday night, the Red Sox are interested in bringing Ramirez back to the organization that initially signed him as a teenager in 2000. First, there’s the report from Jon Heyman of CBS, who claims that the Red Sox are looking to bring...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Shortstop edition

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in this awkward limbo at short stop. Hanley Ramirez, the Dodger’s shortstop for the past two and a half seasons, declined his qualifying offer and is now free to choose with any team. The Dodgers can still re-sign him, but that looks kind of unlikely. If Ramirez signs with another team, that team will give up their first round draft pick and the Dodgers...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the M's again looking for an expensive marginal upgrade?

Last December, the Seattle Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a contract worth slightly more than the GDP of all Palau. Insofar as Cano had been good previously and seemed likely to continue that trend for the time being, the move wasn’t an illogical one. But acquisitions don’t occur in a vacuum, either. While it’s generally […]
Via Fangraphs
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Hanley Ramirez willing to change positions

Hanley Ramirez might have found a way to generate some more interest on the free-agent market. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Friday that the free-agent shortstop would be willing to change positions if he signs with a new team. According to Heyman, Ramirez is willing to play “wherever there’s a need.” The most logical option for Ramirez would seem to be third base. Ramirez...
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Burning offseason questions

The Los Angeles Dodgers begun their offseason revamping when they hired former Tampa Bay Ray’s general manager Andrew Friedman as their new President of Baseball Operations. Ned Colletti is no longer the Dodgers’ GM, but Friedman has already stated that Don Mattingly will remain manager in 2015. The Dodgers have been active in the offseason, but there are still some burning questions...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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