Since then, the report has been confirmed.
Great. I'm all for stockpiling pitchers, but there is a line at which a team doesn't need to cross before it looks desperate. The Hernandez brothers, either of them, are beyond that line.
Prove me wrong, Livan. This move just rubs me the wrong way.
I guess it's time to congratulate Omar Minaya for finally getting Livan in a Mets uniform.
Hmmm...I wonder what El Duque is up to...
Here's some info, relayed by Adam Rubin:
"Inventory" is the word Minaya used. Reports are that Hernandez's velocity was just 78-83 mph in Colorado late last season. Minaya revealed that he was very close to trading for Hernandez at the '06 deadline once Duaner Sanchez had the taxi cab accident, but instead pulled the trigger and acquired Oliver Perez from the Pirates. Minaya also mentioned he wanted Triple-A Buffalo to be strong this year.