Hanley looks to be losing weight

Posted on Nov 14 2015 - 3:15pm by Noah Levick

Would we be talking about Hanley Ramirez‘s weight if he hadn’t pulledPablo Sandoval and posted a flattering workout picture of himself on Instagram? Probably not. His chunkier figure is just one of many reasons that Sox fans had to be frustrated with him in 2015, far behind his lazy attitude, historically terrible defense, and .249 batting average.

Still, it’s encouraging that Hanley at least appears to be following the mandate from Dave Dombrowski to lose some weight this offseason. While Hanley reportedly entered last year around 225 pounds and finished at almost 250, Dombrowski says he would like him to be “a more svelte 230 type of weight.”

David Ortiz, who’s obviously been on the heavy side for most of his career, supports the Red Sox’ approach with Hanley.

“When it comes down to losing weight there’s nothing wrong about that,” Ortiz said. “I can

Hanley Ramirez looks proud of his offseason work in the gym. (Hanley Ramirez/Instagram)

Hanley Ramirez looks proud of his offseason work in the gym.
(Hanley Ramirez/Instagram)

tell you from my own experience once I decided to take care of myself better and do things better, losing weight and other stuff, my career got longer. Hanley is still young. That’s some good advice…If you listen to what they have to say right now, his career is going to do nothing but get better because he’s an amazing player, an unbelievable athlete and you have to be healthy to be a productive player.”

It would be a mistake to proclaim Hanley completely fit and committed based on a single picture. But it’s good to see that his weight finally seems to have stopped its upward trajectory.

 

 
5 comments
RickyMartin1
RickyMartin1

Who else would be a good suitor for Pablo. Maybe Cleavland?? ChiSox?? Quintana would look great in a BoSox uniform.

RickyMartin1
RickyMartin1

Looks like he did right before he left the Marlins. I'm actually really impressed.

Notice how Dave has talked so much about Hanley but hasn't said a word about Pablo??

Maybe HanRam is going to be the guy who stays and Pablo is on his way out????

monstahmash
monstahmash moderator

Agree, while I'm not his biggest fan I think this proves he really does care and try, he's just immature. As for Pablo I definitely agree, what's interesting too is that the sox wanted Shaw to get reps at third this winter which makes me wonder if we may see Shaw take third with Pablo being sent out in a trade for a starter.

Would be nice, sign a FA, trade Pablo and a throw in for a No 2, then we're pretty much set.

monstahmash
monstahmash moderator

Def agree and it was probably the main motivation behind signing him to four years so we'd still have him when Papi retires. Though he won't quite be as good as Ortiz, there are worse options at DH. And I wouldn't mind a swap for Shields with Pablo haha

RickyMartin1
RickyMartin1

Hanley is probably the perfect replacement for Ortiz. If we could just deal with his laziness for a year we got a great DH.

Would have been nice to send Pablo with all them kids to San Diego for Kimbrel and Shields. Probably would have thrown at least 20m that would make things about even.