Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fantasy Conflict of Interest

When it comes to Hanley Ramirez, the saga should end today - Buster Olney - MLB blog - ESPN:

"As Ramirez spoke with such utter disrespect for Gonzalez and his teammates on Tuesday morning, the rest of the world learned what a lot of his teammates have felt for a long time: Ramirez doesn't really care what other people think. He plays the way he wants to play, he has his own agenda, and sometimes that mirrors what is good for the team and sometimes it doesn't. There is no evidence that this is going to change -- and given the stubbornness and defensiveness that he showed on Tuesday, it seems more likely that Ramirez will go into a shell, rather than have some epiphany about playing hard."

All fantasy owners of HanRam want him to play. Any defense of him cannot be disentangled from that.

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