I'll believe Hanley Ramirez is the Miami Marlins' Opening Day third baseman when I see it.

Nothing against the Marlins, who are saying all the right things about Ramirez's importance to the team.

But c'mon.

People in the industry and people close to Ramirez keep telling me that he wants to stay at shortstop.

Let's drop the pretense: Trading Ramirez is the Marlins' logical next move, one that could make the team even stronger.

The Marlins say they are talking with Ramirez, that he knows he's the starting third baseman, that manager Ozzie Guillen will help convince him the move is best for the team.