The Los Angeles Dodgers’ season came to an end with the team falling 10 wins short of its goal and failing to make it out of the NLDS after reaching the NLCS in 2013. With the Dodgers failing to reach their expectations for a second consecutive year, the presumption is changes will be made prior to the 2015 season.

There’s speculation general manger Ned Colletti’s job may be in jeopardy, and change may also come via free agency. Hanley Ramirez played out the final year of his contract without receiving so much as an offer

While Ramirez’s future with the team may be on shaky ground, his social media presence suggests he’s in good spirits. The shortstop tweeted Thursday he was flying to Miami, where he calls home, and added he hoped to remain with the Dodgers.

On Friday, Ramirez revealed his spirit animal to his following:

Ramirez wasn’t alone in tweeting out his spirit animal, as Justin Turner followed suit:

Turner signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers and is eligible for arbitration this winter. The Long Beach, Calif. native provided a key bat off the bench, hitting .400 with 10 RBIs in 30 pinch-hit at-bats.

Turner also proved to be an asset defensively, playing at least one game at each infield spot with the lone exception being catcher. While Turner filled an important role for the Dodgers, he managed just two at-bats in four NLDS games, both as a pinch-hitter.

The Dodgers’ season may have come to a disappointing end, but both players appear to be taking a moment to enjoy a break that will go by quickly and they’ll soon find themselves on the doorstep of another 162-game season.

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

3 Responses

  1. Joe V

    Spirit Animals? Seriously?

    What’s next favorite pet rock? SMH (¬_¬)

  2. Michael N. Norris

    Sorry Hanley…yours was more like a pussy cat! Tiger last year maybe,…..JT you were a great addition….loved your energy and play,,,,,should have used you more in the NLDS

  3. SteveJbleedsblue

    Well, one is what they want, the other, maybe not. Dogs are better.


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