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Adam Greenberg's one at-bat in the major leagues ended in disaster when he was hit in the head. Now he'll have another opportunity to face major league pitching, as the Marlins are giving him a pinch-hit at-bat tonight. What do you think he'll do in his at-bat?
The Ozzie Guillen era in Miami hasn't started off ideally, with the Marlins forced into one of their twice-a-decade talent fire sales. Hanley Ramirez is just the latest star to be traded, as he was sent off to the Dodgers in a four-player trade Wednesday morning. Ramirez's production hasn't quite lived up to his big contract this season, but for an offense-strapped team like the Dodgers, he could be just what's needed.
Is Hanley elite?
Hanley Ramirez has fallen out of the "best player in baseball" discussion, but he could experience a rebirth in Los Angeles.
Are the Dodgers contenders?
The Dodgers are 2½ games behind the Giants for the NL West lead, and are doing so with an offense that is heavily reliant on Matt Kemp.
Ethier or Ramirez?
Speaking of Kemp, he's the only current Dodgers regular with an OPS above .850 -- only Andre even comes close.
On Thursday, "First Take" debated Ozzie Guillen's future in Miami. Guillen's comments admiring certain qualities of Fidel Castro caused fans in Miami to protest his continued employment at the team. The often-controversial manager's brief foray into political commentary has potentially put his job as Marlins manager in jeopardy. Can he last the rest of the year in Miami? What's your take?
It looked like Danny Ainge was about to tear the Celtics down and start all over again, but that was before they remembered they're still a pretty good team. Boston beat Miami for the second consecutive time on Tuesday night, and it looks like the Celtics might be a factor come playoff time.