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D12: Hanley Ramirez isn’t all smiles about Jose Reyes after all'Duk's Dozen is a heaping morning serving of baseball items, links and takes — designed to keep you warm all offseason long.

1. Last week, this space featured a linked piece stating that Hanley Ramirez(notes) was looking forward to playing on the same Miami Marlins team as Jose Reyes(notes). (This photo, taken during the 2009 WBC, suggests a close bond between the two.)

Now, whether he was under the impression that his new teammate was being recruited to play center field, to catch or to call the team's games for its Spanish language network, we can't say for certain, but Hanley is reportedly not enthused over the possibility of ceding shortstop if the Fish land Reyes. SB Nation

2. Gee, this couldn't have anything to do with the six-year, $90 million deal that the Marlins reportedly offered Reyes, which is substantially more than the six-year, $70 million deal that Ramirez started in 2009? Fox Sports

3. There's still hope for Hanley's ego, though. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the Jose Reyes derby is far from being resolved. But who's going to be the first team to drop the $100 million that Reyes reportedly wants? NYDN

4. The San Diego Padres are filing this crazy closer market under "things they wish they would have known about when they decided to not trade Heath Bell(notes) last July." MLBTR

5. Breathe easy, Cincinnati. The Reds have pulled their opening day back to Thursday, April 5 — a date that will preserve the city's tradition of kicking off the baseball season on the first real day and clearing the next day, Good Friday, for Catholics in the area. It will not however give the day's opponent, the Miami Marlins, any time to rest. They'll be opening their new ballpark the day before. @Reds

6. Here's a great piece by Chad Finn that attempts to put Dan Duquette's contributions to the 2004 Boston Red Sox in their proper perspective. Boston Globe

7. Is Jacoby Ellsbury(notes) watching the Matt Kemp(notes) deal with great interest?  Extra Bases

8. Speaking of Kemp, I loved Tim Brown's piece on an "interesting day" in Los Angeles as lame-duck owner Frank McCourt appears with perhaps the only two legacies that will reflect well on him. Yahoo! Sports

9. Sorry, Lance Berkman(notes). The move of the Houston Astros to the AL in 2013 is getting closer to being a done deal. @SI_JonHeyman

10. Why Jeremy Hellickson(notes) nailed down the AL ROY award on Monday. Fangraphs

11. Why do the Pittsburgh Pirates even bother signing free agents? RumBunter

12. Bud Black gets down with some college basketball fans. Gaslamp Ball

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