Hanley Ramirez Warming Up To Third Base

It's been some time since the new Marlins acted like the new Marlins, but remember that the new Marlins became known as the new Marlins for a reason. For a few reasons. One of them being that the Marlins signed Jose Reyes even though they already had Hanley Ramirez.

Immediately, what everybody knew was that Ramirez would have to slide over to third base. Reyes is the more competent shortstop, and Reyes is the bigger star. Ramirez has had his thoughts about the shift, and few of them have been positive, but from the sounds of things, he's not going to let the move get him down. Tom D'Angelo:

"I never said I’m not going to do it," he said, speaking for the first time about the switch from shortstop. "I’m just happy to be here, be back in the spring with my guys, my teammates, everybody’s happy. That’s what we need. We got to stay together through the year. We’re looking good. This is the best team I have been in six years with the Marlins."

To be honest, this was pretty much never not going to happen. Ramirez wasn't thrilled about being bumped. That's just fine. Why would he be? Over time, he's gotten used to the idea, and he's not so selfish that he'll throw a fit and try to hurt the team. Ramirez knows that the right thing to do is to suck it up and be the best damn third baseman he can be, and that's what it sounds like he's going to do. Of course. Ramirez was always going to be okay with things by opening day. It looks like he'll be okay with things by opening day, if not before then.

This is a bit of drama that never truly got off the ground. Hanley Ramirez wasn't happy about being moved. Then it got better. It will continue to get better. On and on we go.

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