The Marlins' big spring project—making Hanley Ramirez a third baseman—got off to a good start. Ramirez grudgingly made the move from shortstop, to accommodate the signing of Jose Reyes, but he seems to be adapting to the hot corner mentally and physically. Even if it works out, the move was a missed opportunity, as the Marlins could have moved Ramirez to centerfield instead. Ramirez's defensive problems have never been about his raw tools, but his concentration: He has range and an arm but is error-prone. Ramirez has the speed to be a plus centerfielder, and Miami has a greater need in center—where Emilio Bonifacio, who is best used as a supersub at four positions, is passable and Bryan Petersen more a fourth outfielder—than they do at third, where plus-glove prospect Matt Dominguez is now blocked by Ramirez. Moving Ramirez, 28, to center would have been similar to a change made a quarter century ago by Hall of Famer Robin Yount, who left shortstop and became a full-time outfielder at 29. (He was an MVP as a centerfielder at 33.) Ramirez would have retained more of his value at an up-the-middle position.