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Marlins players are pretty happy to see Hanley Ramirez gone

Jul 26, 2012, 10:31 AM EST

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Hanley Ramirez‘s former Marlins teammates? Not sad to see him gone:

One player who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “There were a lot of smiles’’ in the Marlins clubhouse Wednesday morning, happiness because a player disliked by many in the organization — but protected by the front office for years because he was producing — was finally gone.

“They created a monster from a very good baseball player — gave him so much slack to do whatever the [expletive] he wanted because he was performing,’’ the player said.

“You can push some things aside when you’re hitting .340 with 40 home runs. You say ‘He’s a [jerk], but I can deal with it. … But when you’re not playing and you’re trying to be that same [jerk], it starts rubbing people the wrong way.’’

And Ozzie Guillen was pretty frank too:

Guillen, asked Wednesday what Ramirez’s absence would mean to the lineup, said, “Nothing. Because he wasn’t producing.”

It’s all on Jeff Loria, who protected Hanley Ramirez from any accountability. It was well-known in Miami that Ramirez was one of his favorites. He even bought him jewelry!  And when former manager Fredi Gonzalez tried to get some sort of control over Ramirez, disciplining him for slacking off and stuff, Gonzalez was undercut. Then he was fired.  And that’s no way to run a railroad.

(thanks to Old Gator for the links)
  1. k1ng0fsfla - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    To the last comment, i moved to sfl twenty years ago and gradually became a Marlins fan, what they did in 03 was one of the greatest David vs Goliath stories in baseball history. So they go from a football stadium where it was 100 degrees outside and when it rained you had to wait for the two hour rain delay BC they never called any game, the food was garbage and the venue made every nights crowd look like a triple a game. Now we have to drive 20 minutes further to watch a game in a beautiful state of the art stadium with great food, entertainment, all the seats in the house on top of the field, air conditioning, and your complaining? if you were a real fan you would you would support them and keep your mouth shut! 2 world series in 20 years given the market we have down here, i think they have a handle on things. Ozzie is world class, a man who speaks his mind and has eared the right to say whatever he likes because he’s earned that right. You have lost your rights as a Marlins fan so go become a braves fan loser!

  2. psousa1 - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    I remember reading his Red Sox minor league teammates could not stand him either.

  3. nikedunks13 - Aug 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    So a marlins player said it was ok for hanley to be a jerk when he was producing? I’m sure even before he was traded he was producing more than that player. I doubt it was stanton, and reyes. Probably lomos dumb a,ss

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