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Top 10 DHs for 2018

Defining a player's value is more nuanced than simply checking the box score, but there's one position in baseball that is a bit easier to judge. I'm talking, of course, of the designated hitter.The expectations are laid out pretty clearly in the position's title: hit, hit and hit some more.Today, there are some formidable specialists in the bat-swinging game who inhabit the American...
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Hanley Ramirez has high expectations for Red Sox after JD Martinez signing

The Boston Red Sox added the big bat they’ve been looking for on Monday, and Hanley Ramirez is quite excited.The first baseman/DH reacted to the signing of free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez with something of a warning to the rest of the league. Hey, might as well be confident, especially with the Red Sox filling a major need.It’s probably good news for the Red Sox that Ramirez...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley on Martinez: We're going to step on everybody's neck

The Boston Red Sox have officially signed J.D. Martinez. And perhaps nobody’s more excited about it than Hanley Ramírez. In fact, this is his message for the rest of the league.“Hanley Ramírez on the addition of JD Martinez: ‘Now we’re going to step on everybody’s neck.’”It’s not that simple obviously, but he’s right to be fired about the move. After all, if Martinez is even a fraction...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez: No more excuses

Hanley Ramírez is 34 years old, and his Boston Red Sox are the second-best team in the AL East. But Ramírez knows that last season, he left plenty to be desired. However, it’s time to put that all in the past and leave it there. He’s looking forward to the 2018 season. And he promises big things.“Oh, yeah. No doubt,” Ramírez would answer in response to the team’s power woes last...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly having trouble finding trade partner for Hanley Ramirez

The Red Sox are reportedly interested in moving Hanley Ramirez, but finding a willing trade partner is proving to be difficult.On Monday, the Red Sox agreed to a two-year deal with veteran Mitch Moreland. They also reportedly have their sights set on free agent slugger J.D. Martinez. The addition of Martinez, likely on a lucrative contract, may create a need for Boston to alleviate...
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December 18, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz goes nuts celebrating Hanley Ramirez's big hit

David Ortiz once hit behind Hanley Ramirez in the Boston Red Sox batting order, but now, as an analyst, he’s on the other side of the fence, and is forced to watch his former teammate attempt to lead the team.Ramirez did just that on Sunday, coming through for the Red Sox in a big way when they needed it most. With Boston clinging to a 4-3 lead against Houston in Game 3 of the American...
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October 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Austin Jackson makes insane catch to rob HR at Fenway

Austin Jackson on Tuesday pulled off what may be one of the best home run-robbing catches at Fenway Park we’ve ever seen.During the bottom of the fifth inning, the Cleveland Indians center fielder raced towards the Red Sox bullpen and leaped to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run: Jackson went so high over the short fence that he flipped over into the bullpen.The fans at Fenway appreciated...
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August 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch Hanley Ramirez fling his bat to celebrate meaningless single

When it comes to celebrating, Hanley Ramirez never holds back. Ramirez is a vocal clubhouse leader, and he does things to rally his own team, as well as get under his opponents’ skin. We have to assume the Royals weren’t thrilled when he hit a single in the eighth inning of Monday’s game, and did an epic bat flip as he milked it for all it was worth afterward. For what it’s worth...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

John Farrell acknowledges Hanley Ramirez prefers DH over 1B

Hanley Ramirez certainly has embraced his role as a DH for the Boston Red Sox.After playing 133 games at first base for Boston last season, Ramirez has taken the role of DH from David Ortiz, and he is enjoying it. It’s to the point that he has yet to play in the field this season.Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged on Friday that Ramirez prefers to DH, but he stopped short...
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April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

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