Looks like it's time for Hanley Ramirez to find a new boyfriend to dye is hair with. The three-time All-Star is no longer a teammate of Jose Reyes and no longer a Marlin, as Miami shipped him to the Dodgers late Tuesday night.
Reliever Randy Choate was also sent packing from the Marlins in the deal, who in return will receive starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and Minor League pitcher Scott McGough. In other words: The Dodgers gave up NOTHING. Only thing is, since they gave up so nothing, they will be paying the remainder of the money on Hanley's contract that pays him $15 million this year, $15 million next year and $16 million in 2014. But whatever, Magic Johnson has mad movie theatres and Starbucks' in the hood to pay for that shit.
Hanley won the '06 Rookie of the Year award and even got a icey .342 chain from Marlins owner Jeffery Loria after winning the 2009 NL batting title. So it seems like a can't miss move for the Dodgers right? Could be, but the last time they paid a shit-load of money to a big-named slugger was Manny Ramirez, and we all know how that turned out.
Hanley has always clashed with his managers, whether it was Fredi Gonzalez, Edwin Rodriguez or Ozzie Guillen, Hanley was always beefin' with them. So it'll be interesting to see if Donnie Baseball can get him to cut the crap and return to form in LA.
How'd Hanley go out in his final game in Miami on Tuesday night? He stuck out looking to end the game of course. Click here for the video.