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Marlins exec: We couldn't win with Hanley

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08:16 AM ET 09.14 | Marlins president David Samson recently sat down to expand on owner Jeff Loria's comments suggesting the franchise was in full evaluation mode these days. [Said Samson:] "It's hard to build a team. There's a quality a winning team has. It's hard to put your fingers on what it takes to achieve that. I'm confident we'll keep trying. That I know for sure. We're going to play with pieces of this team. But I still believe we have makings of a good team." ... MLB.com: Why did you feel like it was time to get Hanley Ramirez out of here? Samson: We just realized we couldn't win with him. It was that simple. MLB.com: Was there any particular reason? Samson: Hah. I could write a book.

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September 14, 2012  08:21 AM ET

MLB: That was a rhetorical question.

September 14, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Loria and Samson are more at the root of the problem as to why the Marlins can't win.

September 14, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Hanley will do well in LA!

September 14, 2012  08:30 AM ET

You could have built a team around Hanley, but instead you chose to shove Reyes down his throat and ended up with a unhappy ball player.

September 14, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Marlins exec: We couldn't win with Hanley.

Dodgers exec: Neither could we.

September 14, 2012  08:37 AM ET

One less head-case in Miami. They've still got a big one leading the circus.

September 14, 2012  08:39 AM ET

they couldn't win with Babe Ruth!

September 14, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

they couldn't win with Babe Ruth!

Like my grandpa used to say, "they couldn't win with a winning machine."

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September 14, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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I'm Hanley's fluffer.

I'm not surprised.

September 14, 2012  10:37 AM ET

He is an average player, I dont know what is the big deal. he is full of drama thats for sure. I think it was a good move by the FO.rebuild this offseason for the next season, you will be just fine. look at TB and the O's, let it be an example, and big contracts are a huge problem on any franchise. overpaid them, is telling them to under perform.

September 14, 2012  10:57 AM ET

He is an average player, I dont know what is the big deal. he is full of drama thats for sure. I think it was a good move by the FO.rebuild this offseason for the next season, you will be just fine. look at TB and the O's, let it be an example, and big contracts are a huge problem on any franchise. overpaid them, is telling them to under perform.

September 14, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Loria and Samson are more at the root of the problem as to why the Marlins can't win.

That is the truth. Hanley can be a part of a winning team. You just can't let Hanley run the team, which is why I thought they hired "The Great" Ozzie Guillen to run this team. What a complete and total gas bag Guillen is, comparable to the level of gas bag that David Samson is. Clowns all.

September 14, 2012  11:49 AM ET
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Marlins exec: We couldn't win with Hanley.Dodgers exec: Neither could we.

can't win hanley can't win with ozzie guillen either,,,,

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September 14, 2012  01:26 PM ET
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Marlins exec: We couldn't win with Hanley.Dodgers exec: Neither could we.

Good point. I think it is more a case of too many changes in too short a time span, and it will be next year before we can sort out who is contributing and who isn't.

September 14, 2012  02:35 PM ET

Is it just me or does it appear that the Marlins aren't winning without Hanley too? Come to think of it, his new team doesn't seem to be winning much since they acquired him either. Hanley must be the cooler or something. Add him to the roster and never win again.

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September 14, 2012  03:42 PM ET

Er, "Was there any particular reason?" Well, he used to hit .342 and .332, now he hits .250

 
September 14, 2012  04:31 PM ET

the dodgers has to be more than ashame team, best team tag paid as a franchise and can't win a decent games against the under 500 teams, padres,houston,colorado,san luis, the wreckeness pirates, the brewers, wonder where is the respect for the game? the new dodgers owners have to be more than confuse!!!

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