This is a shocker.

I am in shock right now.  I did not see this one coming at all.  I knew that something had to be done to make room for Dustin Pedroia, but I did not even think about this option.  Everyone thought that Blake Swihart was going to be the one to go considering that he has requested for a trade.  That is not what the Red Sox had in mind.  Instead, they let Ramirez know this morning that he has been designated for an assignment.

Once we find out more, I will write an article on this whole thing.  But, right now, I honestly do not like this move.  I realize that Hanley has been struggling at the plate recently, but he seemed like a big part of the clubhouse.  It seemed like everyone loved having Hanley on the team.  I just don’t understand.

Who knows what the explanation for this move will be, but whatever it is, I will be back to write about it.