Re: Trade Idea- Freel for Ramon Hernandez?
This would be a good trade. For what it's worth, on Hardball Times' expected BABIP they published a while back, Hernandez's xBABIP in 08 was .292. His actual BABIP was .261. May be a nice bounceback candidate.
Also, based on the last two seasons, Hernandez qualifies as a Type A free agent. But he does have a team option on his contract for 2010. Does anyone know, if the Reds declined that option, could they then offer him arb and pick up the draft picks if he declines?