Re: Trade Idea- Freel for Ramon Hernandez?
Getting out of Freel's salary is good.
Getting a catcher with declining OBA skills and questionable defensive talent? Not so much a fan. Though, I would note that he did have an excellent '06 season (playing basically as an everday C) and a fairly good '07 -- and, as a bonus, he's spanish-speaking, which I think is good thing for Volquez and Cueto.
If the money ends up being a wash, I think it's hard to argue that the Reds didn't improve themselves significantly.
Though, the bench still remains a gigantic worry.
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