Originally Posted by dfs
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.
I thought Freel was to make $4.5M this year?
We've got plenty of Utility-types and can probably find more if we need them. I loved having Freel while he was there, but he was owed more than he was worth, considering he's more and more likely to be on the DL or dinged up from one thing or another,
Hernandez may not be the best C on the market, but I like him better than Laird, I like him better than any of the three we had last year behind the plate and I'm very comforable with what we gave up.
I like this deal, partly because I have a feeling that this is one of those cases where a change of scenery helps a bunch. I think that Walt did a great job, especially considering the market and the catchers that were apparently available.