Re: Freel traded for Ramon Hernandez
I don't get the happy-face on this one. As reported the money isn't a wash. The reds are on the hook for 8 million for Ramon and were going to pay freel 3.
While neither Freel, Turner or Waring represent prime assets, it's just too much to give up for a player like this. Ramon Hernandez has been outhit by Greg Zaun over the last two years.
It's too much talent and money to give up for a player that doesn't drive you closer to being really good. He's 33 years old and a decent candidate to be out of the game in 2 years.
The O's won this one for sure.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010