REPORT: Orioles Have No Interest In Hanley Ramirez
Well, one of the most rational landing spots for Hanley Ramirez seems to have evaporated. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, the Orioles have no interest in acquiring Boston's former left-fielder and future first-baseman. This news seems to suggest that the Red Sox will have to at least start the experiment of putting Hanley at first—with Travis Shaw as an immediate fall-back option. Long-term—if we can survive 2016—Ramirez can take over the DH role in 2017 from the retiring David Ortiz. At least that's the plan. Fasten your seat belts, folks!