Hanley Ramirez Trade Rumors: 7 Reasons Miami Marlins Star Isn't Going Anywhere

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Hanley Ramirez Trade Rumors: 7 Reasons Miami Marlins Star Isn't Going Anywhere
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Why would the Marlins deal their star third baseman? I'm as confused as you are, Hanley.

Mongers of Hanley Ramirez trade rumors, please stop. The Miami Marlins are not going to trade their erstwhile shortstop and star performer at third base. 

The mere implication is nonsense. It offends on logical and logistical bases. To suggest that Ramirez is headed out of town is to accuse the Marlins again of self-sabotage and/or smokescreen spending, a charge from which they fairly acquitted themselves by signing free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes and closer Heath Bell.

Those statements, though, are just conclusions. It's easy to decry rumors and to say that a trade is not in the works. Conclusions don't prove those postulates. Here are seven arguments that do.

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