Good move no matter how you look at. Comparable playersThe first step in figuring out a sensible trade return for Hernandez is identifying similarly skilled players.

All this negativity over a 1-year cheap deal to hold down 2nd base!?
I’ve been accused on this site of making excuses, etc for the Dolans. The Indians are known to be looking for infield help this offseason, and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter) that Cleveland is one of the clubs with interest with the recently non-tendered Cesar Hernandez.  The Phillies elected to cut Hernandez loose earlier this month rather than pay him a projected $11.8MM salary through the arbitration process. Good signing Cleveland. I like this move for them. We’ll track those settlements from the National League in this post.

And Cesar lacked focus, was maddeningly inconsistent, didn’t run the bases well, and sometimes didn’t hustle. Then one inning in 2016…I gather those teams were a dollar short, huh? But Franco, despite his prodigious power, seldom lived up to the billing after an impressive rookie campaign with the Phillies in 2015. Probably not. As far as spending their accrued equity in the team,no other owner in baseball does it and the last owner of a sports franchise who did was Art Modell…………………..nuff said. The problem is that attendance does matter to baseball budgets,they play 81 home games a year. Sorry, but random out-of-options guys that need a 40-man slot, no matter how many of them, doesn’t work for CLE.
To Phillies fans Cesar Hernandez will always be the guy who replaced Chase Utley and Chase was one of the most beloved players in Phillies history. Ventura would come with some questions, notably his attitude, beanball propensity (which has invited controversy), and control.

The Tigers all those years Illitch was spending wildly…what caused them to fail? I used to try to go to anywhere from 10 to 15 games a season at Jacobs Field back in the 90’s. He’ll do well in Cleveland. Parker, Lefebvre and Wills all played over 150 games. Jose Ramirez #11. I guess this ends the Lindor to the Reds stories as 3B, 2B, and CF are all spoken for. Rosario is a below average defensive shortstop and a league average hitter with only 4 years of control left. Like his mind was somewhere else. ‘

The Indians have already sent Corey Kluber to the Rangers in a trade that more closely resembled a salary dump than anything else. I have a book that talks about the percentages of money that teams make from TV money as opposed to ticket sales. Too many fans take things way too seriously when it comes to their teams. He played like an All-Star from the time of his benching in late June through the end of the season, hitting .326 with a .421 on-base percentage over his final 83 games. Hernandez wouldn't get you Gray straight-up, but the Phillies have many other young players they could include in the right package. Erik Mejia? Myself? The Indians have reached a one-year agreement with free-agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez, ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets. It's not easy to gauge the trade value of Cesar Hernandez. Alec Mills entered the record books today when the Cubs right-hander tossed a no-hitter in Chicago’s 12-0 victory over the Brewers.  Mills issued three walks and struck out five over his gem of an outing, recording his first career complete game to go along with his no-hit bid.  Today marked only the 15th start of Mills’ Major League career, as the 28-year-old has worked as something of a swingman during his four seasons in the bigs, though he became a full-time starter this year in the wake of injuries within the Cubs’ rotation and now owns a piece of baseball history. He’ll bring a generally solid defensive reputation to the table in Cleveland, though Hernandez isn’t likely to be bringing home any Gold Glove Awards in the near future.…, I don’t know if it is against the rules, but after reading several pages of Browns fans lecturing me how inept and cheap the Tribe is…well, let’s just say, I think we’ll just let the record of each team speak for itself. Haase, who just turned 27, has only tallied 34 plate appearances at the game’s highest level. Schedule. They put up the their own money to buy the team. What would be the right return?Just like last winter with Giles, it only makes sense to move Hernandez if a meaningful offer materializes. Sure seemed to me that they were “paying to put the team over the top.”. In 2019, 1 WAR was worth $8M. Please login to leave a reply. Adding to that leverage is the fact that there is not a single productive everyday second baseman on the free-agent market. So the Phils have leverage.

Span was a more proven player than Hernandez at the time of that trade, but he was also more expensive. L.A. wanted to clear up some payroll space to try to re-sign Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Rich Hill. Watched Cesar Hernandez during his entire stay with the Phillies. One brought back a highly touted pitching prospect. Davis is going to be much more expensive than Hernandez the next few years, and the A's routinely unload players at peak value before they get pricey. Reds: Brandon Phillips' conract expires after 2017, and he's now more willing to waive his no-trade clause, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi. Cesar is a solid 2nd baseman. With this signing I don’t see a deal with the Mets happening now. May at that time was still a prospect with a high strikeout rate but middling results. Ramirez is capable of playing either second or third, which gave the Indians’ front office some flexibility when eyeing potential infield targets in free agency. But I totally agree with the post that mentions how the Dolan’s use attendance as an excuse, even though attendance barely matters anymore because of the massive revenue that each team makes from TV money. During a brief chat after the game, Cesar Hernandez sounded like a guy who is anticipating an offseason trade. Agree that they should re-up him if the price is right.