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

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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.

Rangers sign Chris Martin to a two-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers have signed free agent righty Chris Martin to two-year, $4 million deal.

Martin pitched for the Nippon Ham Fighters for the past two seasons, posting 1.12 ERA in 88 relief innings with excellent strikeout and walk rates. Martin pitched 40 games in the bigs, appearing with the Rockies in 2014 and the Yankees in 2015 with some pretty underwhelming results.

He’s tall — 6’8″ — and tall guys sometimes take a long time to put it all together. Maybe he finally put it all together. The Rangers obviously think he has.