Showing posts with label Ramon Hernandez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ramon Hernandez. Show all posts

Monday, July 09, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets have Ramon Hernandez on their radar, but will not pay big for him

According to the NY Post, the Mets have Rockies Catcher Ramon Hernandez on their radar, who was originally signed out of Venezuela by then-A’s general manager Sandy Alderson.

The Mets also are looking at Boston’s Kelly Shoppach and Seattle’s Miguel Olivo as they prioritize finding a righty-hitting catcher with some pop to work in conjunction with lefty Josh Thole.

Colorado really likes Triple-A center fielder Matt Den Dekker and lefty reliever Josh Edgin. But Alderson told The Post last week he could not envision trading any prospects he projects will help the team between now and 2014. Edgin, as The Post reported last week, is likely to join the bullpen early in the second half, while Den Dekker could be part of the outfield next season.

The Rockies also have interest in Double-A shortstop Wilfredo Tovar and Low-A pitchers Jacob DeGrom and Domingo Tapia. Tovar, in particular, could be a player the Mets move at some point because they see his skill set as similar to Ruben Tejada’s.

But the Mets view that trio as credible prospects, and — at the moment — cannot imagine dealing any of them for a 36-year-old catcher currently on the disabled list, whom the Rockies are desperate to move.

The Mets see the biggest asset is that they are willing to give Rockies is salary relief — and not even total salary relief, at that.

Hernandez is making $3.2 million this year and is due $3.2 million next season. The Mets have shown a willingness to take on most, but not all, of that total.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets Looking to Trade for Rockies Catcher Ramon Hernandez

According to ESPN NY,  Righty-hitting Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez, currently on a rehab assignment from a hand injury, is a potential trade target for the Mets.

The discussions are serious enough that one source said, while offering no guarantee: "I think Hernandez will be a Met."

The source said Sandy Alderson was trying to expand the deal to include lefty reliever Matt Reynolds.

"I think he's looking to add that to the package," the source said.
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