Originally Posted by redsfandan
yeah not this year but...
1) tampa and florida had the two lowest payrolls this year.
2) tampa spent almost twice what florida spent (a paltry $22+ million).
3) last year hram was a huge steal cuz he made less than a half million but that extension starts next year when ramirez will only make $5.5 million and escalates to $15-$16 million in the last three years.
i'd be really surprised if he played the 6th year of that extension in florida.
okay that solves one problem but it also creates another one. i mean would you send a bunch of our best prospects for a player when we don't even know what he'd do defensively in center? i wouldn't. plus by the time florida decides it's time to trade him he won't be as much of a steal anymore.
Most think Hanley should be playing center right now. He certainly is athletic enough to pull the switch off.