Re: Freel traded for Ramon Hernandez
Jocketty did a few things:
He brought in a guy who can catch and with Hanigan that gives the Reds the best catching they've had in a long time. A very long time.
He evidently didn't take on payroll...all options there remain open.
He moved a guy who has proved he can't stay healthy and was a big - unproductive- salary.
He opened up the third base logjam in the minors a wee bit and did it by dealing the least likely to succeed of the third base prospects.
He added a valuable piece without touching anything resembling a major chip.
This is a good trade all around. It might not be the splashy way to build a team but things ARE improving under Jocketty. Deadwood's getting cleared out, additions that make sense. Just have some patience and some trust, he'll get this turned around.