Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hanley not moving..

Just last week it was reported that the Red Sox are leaning towards picking up the option on SS Marco Scutaro ( source Boston Herald), essentially taking them out of the Jose Reyes sweepstakes. 

When Ozzie Guillen became manager of the Marlins, he discussed Hanley Ramirez moving to shortstop.  Ramirez is one of Reyes best friend's and it's believed that the Marlins may try to make a big splash with a new stadium.  All of which fueled speculation that the Marlins maybe big bidders for Reyes. 

However, Marlins president David Sampson spoke with and put to rest any speculation that Hanley is moving...

On Thursday, Marlins president David Samson put to rest speculation that the team is weighing whether to move Ramirez to another position.

"There has been no conversations with that," Samson said. "I suppose if we sign a free-agent first baseman who would only sign with us if he could play shortstop, I guess that is the conversation we'd have with all of our players.

"But Hanley is our starting shortstop."