MIAMI GARDENS, FL - AUGUST 04: Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins looks on during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Sun Life Stadium on August 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
UPDATE 4:31PM: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Marlins team president David Samson said that Hanley DID NOT request a restructured contract, and that the team does not plan to trade him.
Despite their offer for Albert Pujols still being available, the Marlins may have other moves that need to be made first:
- ESPN's Buster Olney is tweeting that the representative for Hanley Ramirez asked the Marlins for a restructured contract. This has not gone over well in Miami, and the team is now looking to trade Hanley.
- Olney also speculates that the team hopes that if they can move Ramirez and his salary, they would use the savings to go after Prince Fielder.
- Olney also notes that the team has as much as a 4 year offer out to Buehrle and a 6 year offer to Wilson, and will sign whoever agrees first.
- Olney also noted that the Marlins are upset with Hanley Ramirez regarding his performance in 2011, and were surprised he wanted more money to switch positions.
- You can also read our speculation on which team might be a good fit for the shortstop here.