Saturday, April 06, 2013

Roster/Trade Update: Harang and Hernandez

Update, 12:09pm PT: Jon Heyman reports that the deal is actually Harang and cash considerations for Hernandez. Aaron Harang! In Coors Field! Praise the deity of your choice.

Original post: Per Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Dodgers have acquired catcher Ramon Hernandez from the Rockies for reasons that I absolutely cannot fathom. Renck points out that Hernandez was DFA’d last week and all the Rockies can expect is some salary relief from the $3.2m he’s owed this year, but I’m hoping that this is a prelude to something larger, because if it’s not, this raises a ton of questions.
Harangutan will certainly flourish at Coors Field, right?

Like MSTI, we are left to wonder if this is part of something larger in play. Hopefully it doesn't involve stockpiling light-hitting, young and still unproven or old and failing catching help, if we need catching help at all.


Cliff Beefpile said...

A starting pitcher for a third string catcher owed $3.2 million. A slightly-better-than-mediocre starting pitcher, but still. Goddammit.


BJ Killeen said...

Not sure I understand the logic (if there is any in it), but at least Harang will be gone, and anytime he pitches against us, we'll have a win.

Wicks said...

Sources out of Denver say Harang is not going to be kept and will be DFA'd. They also say Hernandez will stick with Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

Could be part of something else, so perhaps we should wait for more news.