Baseball Crank
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December 16, 2003
BASEBALL: From The Department of, "They Never Learn"

Hey, Phillies phans: if you liked Jose Mesa and Ricky Bottalico, you'll love Roberto Hernandez! This about says it all:

Hernandez, 39, will serve as a middle innings reliever with the Phillies. With Atlanta last season, Hernandez went 5-3 with a 4.35 ERA in 66 games. He allowed 104 base runners in 60 innings, while striking out 45.

(On the upside, at least they're only giving him a 1-year, $750,000 deal, so maybe Ed Wade has learned a little something).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:18 AM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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Somewhere along the way Ed Wade has "learned" two overriding principles: Each good move (the acquistion of Wagner, say) must be balanced by at least one bad move (the acquistion of Hernandez); and all bullpen vacancies must be filled by (usually expensive, usually in decline) veterans from other clubs, never from one's own farm system (Hernandez, Mesa, Williams, Wendell, Adams, Cormier, etc.).

Posted by: John Salmon at December 17, 2003 2:06 AM
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