Re: Freel traded for Ramon Hernandez
I think getting a major league catcher for Freel - who was supposedly untradeable - is a good deal. Hernandez and Hanigan will split the playing time probably about 70-30. Hernandez' contract ends after this year and the Reds have a full season to see if Hanigan can be the #1 catcher in 2010.
I wouldn't say signing Hariston is imperative but with Freel gone, he's no longer redundant.