Ozzie Guillen: Hanley Ramirez "Not 100 Percent On Board" With Move To Third Yet

The key word is "yet," I suppose, but Ozzie Guillen talked about his reluctant third baseman in a video interview posted by the Miami Herald:

If Hanley Ramirez was like, "Yes, I'll move out of here!", I'd be like "Hrmmmm." But he was upset ... we got a guy here (Jose Reyes) who's pretty good too. I want him to understand where ... where we're coming from.

As funny -- intentionally and not -- as Guillen can be, it's an understanding approach. Where I'd be tempted to use adjectives like "petulant", "whiny", and "clanky" when it comes to Ramirez's disapproval of his new role, Guillen takes the reaction as a sign of Ramirez's confidence. Hanley thinks he's a great shortstop. Great shortstops should be annoyed when they're asked to move. Makes sense.

I'm thinking that if a) the Marlins do well, and b) Hanley plays a decent third base, we'll forget this was a thing by the end of April. But if Hanley struggles with the transition -- or if Reyes doesn't help the team win -- there could be some smoldering resentment for Guillen to deal with.

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