Even as the Marlins signed Jose Reyes last winter, forcing Hanley Ramirez to move from shortstop to third base, the message was recited as a mantra:

This is Hanley's team.

That Ramirez remains the key to the Marlins' success has been as evident the past three games as the flashing lights and revolving marlins on the home run celebration sculpture in center field at Marlins Park. The same gyrating monument Ramirez has played like his personal pinball machine with home runs in each of those games — all of them victories.