The Marlins have a new name, a new manager, a new stadium and new uniforms, and they're hitting free agency with a new, free-spending attitude.
Amid reports that the Marlins had agreed to a six-year, $106 million deal with former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes came less exciting news for Miami. Hanley Ramirez, the current Marlins shortstop, seems to be the only member of the organization who is not completely on board with him moving to third base.
"I'm the shortstop," Ramirez told the Miami Herald. "I've always been a shortstop."
Marlins president David Samson was not ready to discuss the roster moves in detail.
"We'll jump off that bridge when we get to it," Samson was quoted as saying.
Gee, I hope not.
The saying Samson was searching for is, "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it." Crossing bridges is easier and a heck of a lot less dangerous than jumping off them.
Then again, maybe there are some nice, low bridges in South Beach where a leap would only result in a refreshing dip. If so, grab your floaties, David; if Ramirez turns out to be truly stubborn about the position change, you may come to appreciate the quiet stillness out there in the bay.
They'd make a great tandem, if egos don't get in the way.
"I have no idea what's going through his brain. But I don't question he'll get back to the level of golf we saw before. Will he win the same number of events? I don't know. But will he get back to shooting the same sort of numbers? Yeah, I think he can. But you've got to figure everything out, put the work in. And he may be even better."
–Professional golfer Paul Casey, on whether Tiger Woods' win at the Chevron World Classic signified the start of the 14-time major winner's return to glory
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