"Mets acquired RHP Orlando Hernandez from the Diamondbacks for RHP Jorge Julio.
We've suspected for months that El Duque would be a target of Omar Minaya's, but we had no idea Minaya would get him so cheap. Hernandez will go right into the Mets' rotation, probably as a replacement for Jeremi Gonzalez. He's still a poor bet to last 200 innings, but he'll have fantasy value while healthy, and if he survives into October, he'd be a better choice than Steve Trachsel or Brian Bannister to start in the playoffs. The stadium switch gives him additional value in NL-only leagues. May. 24 - 6:13 pm et