Many questioned the Miami Marlins when they agreed to sign free agent SS Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract this offseason. Why would a team spend big money on a player when they already have one of the game's best at the same position in Hanley Ramirez?
The answer is quite simple, you take the gamble anytime you have the chance to add an All-Star caliber player to your team. The baseball world wanted to know how Hanley Ramirez would handle moving to 3B in order to make room for Reyes. Rumors began to swirl as to what team he would be traded to and how Ramirez was not happy being forced to switch positions. Manager Ozzie Guillen stood firm in his belief that Hanley would accept his new role and that it was a better move for the Marlins as a team to include both players in their infield.
With spring training now in full force, here are five reasons why Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez can coexist on the same team.