Tag Archives: Hanley Ramirez

Not sure what to think about the Milledge deal

I’m confused by this deal. Two things are obvious, or seem so: 1.) Johnny Estrada will be flipped elsewhere.2.) The Mets aren’t getting Johan Santana. Brian Schneider will team with Ramon Castro, perhaps as something close to a straight platoon, since they bat left and right, respectively. And since the Mets just signed Castro to

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Verlander expected, but Ramirez a surprise ROY

Justin Verlander as American League Rookie of the Year wasn’t too surprising — as the margin of victory showed — but Hanley Ramirez’s NL ROY was quite the upset. Sure, he was considered a contender, but that description usually came with a caveat along the lines of “after Dan Uggla and Ryan Zimmerman.” Clearly, Ramirez

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Rookie of the Year Awards upon us

I’ve given up the New Jersey minor league blog I’ve been attempting to write for NJ.com, so hopefully I’ll have more energy and inspiration to write here. We shall see. But the postseason awards are upon us — the Rookies of the Year will be announced tomorrow. To me, one seems obvious, the other an

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Trading fiends

Major league GMs are making deals like fantasy owners drunk at an All-Star Game party. It started on Nov. 3 when the Nationals traded third baseman Vinny Castilla to San Diego for pitcher Brian Lawrence. That one’s easy: great move for Washington. They open up third base for their first-round pick last summer, Ryan Zimmerman,

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Is Beckett deal the beginning of the Marlins’ end?

I think, on the eve of the 2008 season, as the Las Vegas franchise prepares for its first season after relocating from Miami, the retrospective columns will look back upon this Thanksgiving week as the beginning of the Marlins’ quick downward spiral. Yesterday’s trade that sent Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to Boston for shortstop

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