The end of July means one thing for baseball players: the trading deadline. Unfortunately with the Marlins not playing as well as expected, Miami has had to shell out some players — Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. What are some of the players' reactions to these trades?Before we delve into those who have been traded thus far, let's focus on who is still here with our Play of the Week:
Our Tweet of the Week comes from one of those who were sent away as the Marlins are sellers at this point in the season:
Hanley wasn't the only one who tweeted out the big news.
Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano tweeted this out:
Sounds like I have a new team this morning! Better get to the stadium to meet the new guys.— justin ruggiano (@justinruggiano) July 25, 2012
Because of that, some fans thought he was the one that was being shown the door. Obviously, that wasn't the case in the trade that also included Randy Choate
So he sent this next tweet out to clear the air:
No I'm not traded we just traded Hanley and Choate. Gotta meet the new guys coming in. Sorry that was confusing. My bad.— justin ruggiano (@justinruggiano) July 25, 2012
More Hanley trade talk:
"I didn't do what I was supposed to do on the field. And this is what happens." -Hanley Ramirez— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 25, 2012
Reaction from front office:
"He meant a lot to our organization. He's a premium talent, an uber talent. These are tough moves." -Larry Beinfest— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 25, 2012
Wishing the best for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante.Great guys and better teammates. #continue2grind— Brett Hayes (@bretthayes9) July 24, 2012
The Marlins' wives had a fundraiser at the park over the weekend for Shake-A-Leg Miami. Here was one of the items up for bid via Brett Hayes' wife, Elly:
The Marlins close out the month with series against Atlanta and Washington on the road.