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CySeymour
11-16-2009, 12:02 PM
Fox Sports is reporting the Reds and signed Hernandez for one more season...

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/10379058/Reds-re-sign-catcher-Hernandez

Jefferson24
11-16-2009, 12:17 PM
Well, the Reds needed another catcher and Hernandez was a better option than anyone we had in AAA. The free agency market didn't look like there were too many better options either. As long as the money is reasonable it's a good move.

GIDP
11-16-2009, 12:19 PM
Just another player for Dusty to miss use.

CySeymour
11-16-2009, 12:28 PM
Well, the Reds needed another catcher and Hernandez was a better option than anyone we had in AAA. The free agency market didn't look like there were too many better options either. As long as the money is reasonable it's a good move.


Just another player for Dusty to miss use.

You both are right. Unfortunately, any player the GM gives Dusty will be miss used somehow.

Plus Plus
11-16-2009, 12:50 PM
The signing is a one year deal with a second year that vests itself after 120 games played, according to what I read on the ORG.

Seems just fine, I see Hernandez as just about equal to any veteran C that the Reds could have signed this offseason. The fact that he is familiar with the Reds ORG and pitching staff is simply gravy.

camisadelgolf
11-16-2009, 01:16 PM
It all comes down to how much money was spent. I like that it's only a one-year deal, though. As a catching tandem, you can do a lot worse than Hernanigan.

KiefMoon
11-16-2009, 01:18 PM
A great deal! Ramon should be the everyday catcher and hit 6th. He proved to be invaluable when Votto was out and don't forget he hit pretty clutch before he was hurt.

HalMorrisRules
11-16-2009, 03:31 PM
3 million for 2010, 3.25 million for 2011 if he plays 120 games in 2010. Very reasonable I would say.

Vottomatic
11-16-2009, 05:40 PM
I think it's a reasonable deal. I like the signing. They should each catch 3 to 4 games a week. Hanigan and Hernandez, that is. Split it evenly. It will keep each of them fresh.

CesarGeronimo
11-16-2009, 05:56 PM
Dusty will overplay Hernandez and underplay Hanigan. I think Dusty prefers even Corky Miller to Hanigan based on how much the two of them played at the end of the season.

mdccclxix
11-16-2009, 07:32 PM
Hanigan is a nice player, but look at how much better he played while in a platoon role. I think he wore down. It will be nice to see him splitting time with a real pro like Hernandez.

Hanigan is also quite a light hitter. Hopefully, Hernandez can gain a little power back with his "renewed" knees.

Redsfan320
11-16-2009, 07:39 PM
I'm back from the flu, and I give Walt a :thumbup:. The ol' Redlegs did exactly what most of RZ hoped they would do.

320

Kingspoint
11-16-2009, 09:13 PM
3 million for 2010, 3.25 million for 2011 if he plays 120 games in 2010. Very reasonable I would say.

Perfect.

yab1112
11-16-2009, 09:18 PM
Solid move-Me likey:thumbup::thumbup:

BLEEDS
11-16-2009, 10:32 PM
Pretty darn reasonable.

Put me in the group that thought Hernandez was a great move, considering what we traded for him, and now what we paid him, even more so.

PEACE

-BLEEDS

Plus Plus
11-16-2009, 10:42 PM
3 million for 2010, 3.25 million for 2011 if he plays 120 games in 2010. Very reasonable I would say.

To make it even more reasonable, Hernandez' $1m buyout is included in his 2010 salary, per DougDirt on the ORG. Nice to see Hernandez back in red next season, especially after hearing about the contract. :thumbup:

gedred69
11-16-2009, 11:41 PM
And the options are? Hernandez is a MLB Catcher. People can yak about Hanigan all they want, but what was his BA with runners on? What was his RBI #? He's a back-up, period. Miller, has bounced around so much the Reds aren't the only team to realize he's nothing more than damage control filler. (Super nice guy though).

Vottomatic
11-17-2009, 12:02 AM
Hanigan is still the better defensive catcher though. He has the better arm for throwing out runners.

camisadelgolf
11-17-2009, 09:52 AM
Like the Rolen trade, people criticized the Ryan Freel trade because it looked like a rental, but now it looks even better.

bounty37h
11-17-2009, 10:51 AM
To make it even more reasonable, Hernandez' $1m buyout is included in his 2010 salary, per DougDirt on the ORG. Nice to see Hernandez back in red next season, especially after hearing about the contract. :thumbup:

If thats true, then I really like the deal!!! I wasnt big on the trade initially as far as him being the return, but I learned to like him and gained respect for his game overall last season, glad he will be back with us for another year. I really turned to his corner when he filled in for Votto during his time out.