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Quote of the Day: Hanley Ramirez had a sick burn for the Marlins

Sep 14, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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The Marlins season sucked. The Dodgers season is starting to circle the drain. But that doesn’t mean they’re not still loads of fun.  Such as when they’re sparring over Hanley Ramirez‘s rich 2012 legacy.

Bill Shaikin has the story in the L.A. Times.  It started yesterday when Marlins president David Samson said that the Marlins traded Ramirez when they realized “We just realized we couldn’t win with him.”  Asked for comment, Ramirez said:

“Now are they winning without me?”

Oh, snap. And it’s made even better because, no, the Marlins are not winning without him. Indeed, they are losing at a much more prodigious rate than they were with him.

  1. elmaquino - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    “Oh, snap. That was a really sick burn, fellas.” –Vanilla Ice

    • number42is1 - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      word to your mother!

      • JB (the original) - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM


    • unknowneric - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      When Hanley was on the team, they went ding-ding-ding-digga-dingding… ding-ding-ding-digga-dingding. NOW they go ding-ding-ding-digga-dingding-DING-ding-ding-ding-digga-dingding… it’s not the same! – Ice Ice Baby to go…

  2. townballblog - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Ummm….Dodgers aren’t winning either. Just saying….

    • hokiegajanisgod - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:23 AM

      “just saying…”

      “well played…”

      Time to retire those way overused phrases fellas…you both sound like cliche central.

      • townballblog - Sep 15, 2012 at 11:52 AM

        Well played, Hokie. Just saying….

      • hokiegajanisgod - Sep 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

        Ah, we have another graduate of Cliche University posting here it seems.

        Good luck with your degree townballblog, hope you can earn some $$$ with it (I’m guessing…no).

      • townballblog - Sep 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

        Haha. Come on, hokie, don’t get so defensive. Just having a little fun is all. No need to be a meanie.

  3. kevinleaptrot - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Well played Hanley. Well played.

    • hokiegajanisgod - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:22 AM

      “well played…”

      “just saying…”

      Time to retire those way overused phrases fellas…you both sound like cliche central.

  4. stex52 - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Too bad he’s not on HBT. We could give him a couple of hundred thumbs ups.

  5. djpostl - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    In the end when he implodes again and does his best Manny Ramirez douchebag, loafer, malcontent schtick it’ll be the Marlins getting a chuckle out of things.

    There’s a reason why a guy with his talent keeps wearing out his welcome in organization after organization.

    • kkolchak - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      In fairness, Hanley has thus far only worn out his welcome with one organization, but I see your point.

      • paperlions - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

        If you played for that organization, wouldn’t you be tempted to try to wear out your welcome there? I could see “accidentally” ripping the owner in an interview or 2, hoping to get shipped out (that seems to be all it would take).

      • schlom - Sep 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM

        He did get traded by the Red Sox and there were complaints about his attitude and level of effort there – that could be considered wearing out his welcome there too.

  6. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Douche chill!

    • schlom - Sep 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

  7. lew24 - Sep 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Yep…the Dodgers are not winning but he is playing very well since he has been traded.

    • jkcalhoun - Sep 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

      First 23 games as a Dodger: .330/.392/.549.

      In the 23 since: .189/.240/.433.

      He’s one of the reasons the Dodgers haven’t been winning lately. There are others too, but don’t leave him out.

      • jkcalhoun - Sep 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

        For comparison, over his last 23 games Kemp is hitting .174/.242/.256 (going back to August 15, while Hanley’s line above goes back only to August 19).

        Victorino’s last 23 games: .222/.297/.267.

        Meanwhile Adrian Gonzalez is tearing up the NL in his first 18 games as a Dodger (going back to August 25) at .233/.296/.370.

        Mark Ellis, A.J. Ellis, and Luis Cruz have pretty much kept their production in line with what they were providing earlier in the year, and Andre Ethier has been hitting well.

  8. schlom - Sep 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Not only do you not win without Hanley, you apparently can’t win with him either.

    Marlins record with Hanley: 45-53
    Without Hanley: 18-28

    Dodgers record without Hanley: 53-45
    With Hanley: 21-25

    Total record in Hanley starts: 65-72

    • foolmaker - Sep 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      In short, avoid having Hanley in your organization at any point during the season.

    • jrd8523 - Sep 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      So the Dodgers would only be 3 games up on the Marlins if you go by their records since the trade, and that’s with the Dodgers going all in and the Marlins packing it in. Still enough time for the Marlins to have actually been better than the Dodgers after they got Hanley. Yikes.

    • SOBEIT - Sep 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

      So you are saying he is a Team Obliterator of baseball?

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