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Hanley Ramirez: FLA manager prefers fewer SBs

Postby Ryno23 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:51 pm

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But in a perfect world, Gonzalez prefers the talented shortstop to gradually reduce that number.

Asked if Ramirez was primed for another 50 stolen base season, Gonzalez said: "I hope not. The reason being, the more your body gets banged up -- the wear and tear. He's a guy who hits .300, he hits you 30 [home runs], and has a chance to drive in a lot of runs. I'm scared, because the more you attempt to steal, even if you don't steal, you're diving back to first base. You're getting beaten up pretty good.

"He can handle it now, being as young as he is. Hopefully, the home runs go up and the stolen bases go down."

Rather than see Ramirez risk injury stealing bases, Gonzalez enjoys watching his shortstop sprinting from first-to-third, or first-to-home on hits.

"We'll see," Gonzalez said. "If he has a chance to steal 50, as long as he's not beaten up, we'll see."
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Re: Hanley Ramirez: FLA manager prefers fewer SBs

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:25 pm

Get a grip! Rickey Henderson stole 100+ bases a few years, you never heard about him getting all beat up from it. Players today are babied way too much. You play baseball to get your uniform dirty, right?
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Re: Hanley Ramirez: FLA manager prefers fewer SBs

Postby tmlfan4ever » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:58 pm

It could be just another fluff piece from MLB.com, but if there is any truth to it H-RAM will lose some value because Florida is such an unproductive lineup for a power hitter and so much of his values lies in the stolen base. I'd still bank on the former, don't read too much into this.
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