Re: Livan close to deal with the Mets
I am one of those who was in favor of the Reds signing Livan Hernandez. It became clear after the Affeldt signing that the Reds would not acquire any more starting pitching, but I really think Livan would have been a better FA signing. He will give you 200 IP and plenty of quality starts, even though I concede he will not miss bats and will also surrender home runs. There is no evidence Affeldt will ever be a starter, and I really think a one year deal with an option for a second year could have done and made the Reds abetter team.