May be too much to ask, but it would be nice if Devin's transition to the show is fairly smooth and he can add a pwoer boost to the lineup the second half. If this team stands pat5, the lineup will be in need of serious help when Gomes hits one of his skids and Rolen's boddy starts to casue him more and more problems aroud Aug. 1.
Last edited by corkedbat; 10-14-2010 at 12:25 AM.
If the Reds offer arbitration, no other team will sign Ramon and give up two picks. Hernandez still has value to the team because he can communicate well with Cueto, Volquez and Chapman. I don't see the Reds cutting him loose unless they feel like they can negotiate a lesser deal for him.
Cueto and Volquez do speak english.... Chapman on the other hand most likely is still learning. Do you keep Ramon around for one guy, that may start out in AAA. Not sure if this really factors into bringing him back.
I believe Hanigan speaks Spanish.
Speaking spanish is certainly a plus for hernandez, but on the list of priorities of deciding if you should bring him back next season or not, its got rank pretty low.
Also, don't underestimate a Spanish-speaking baseball player's ability to understand baseball English. I'd venture that a lot of the younger Dominican players in the system can speak English better than many American, 'Spanish-speaking' catchers.
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Hernandez's option is $3.25M. It was vesting option with 120 games played, but he missed that, so it's solely the Reds option.
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