Florida started the 2011 MLB season playing some great baseball, but the last month has been brutal and now the team needs to take a closer look at its roster and make some changes to better the franchise.
Hanley Ramirez is one of the most talented players in baseball, but his behavior on and off the field, could have the All-Star shortstop being moved by the trading deadline. The Marlins are now on their third manager in the last two years and Ramirez was benched by new manager Jack McKeon for being late to a mandatory team meeting.
Ramirez still has two more seasons on his current contract and that could make a contending team interested in his services. His on-field antics have hurt his value, but the Marlins could still acquire two or three quality prospects for the troubled shortstop.
It appears that both sides have given up on each other and a fresh start might be the best move for Ramirez and the Marlins. Look for Florida to give their star one last shot, but if he continues to be disrespectful to the team and its new manager, look for him to playing in a different uniform before the trade deadline next month.