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Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez to Dodgers

Well, that was quick. The great experiment of former Met Jose Reyes playing alongside Hanley Ramirez in Miami is over — Ramirez was traded to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Jose Reyes & Hanley Ramirez -- teammates no more
Jose Reyes & Hanley Ramirez -- teammates no more

With a new stadium, the Marlins spent spent big to go for it this year, signing Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle in the off season. After struggling to a 45-51 record, the Marlins apparently decided they didn’t reload particularly well and are holding one of their classic fire sales. They traded Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante on Tuesday, and are apparently trying to deal Bell and are listening to offers for ace Josh Johnson.

The Marlins are doing as poor a job dismantling the team as they did building it — all they got for Ramirez are two unheralded pitching prospects.

Many people picked the Marlins to win the NL East; just for the record, I had them last. I just wasn’t sold on what they were doing.

This is good news for the Mets — getting a player as good as Ramirez out of the division can only help.

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