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Rockies sign Hernandez, trade Iannetta to Angels

Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:03 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2011 8:56 pm
The Rockies have traded catcher Chris Iannetta to the Angels in exchange for pitcher Tyler Chatwood, and Colorado has signed free-agent Ramon Hernandez to replace Iannetta.

The teams announced the trade Wednesday night, and Rockies later announced that Hernandez had agreed to terms, pending a physical. reported that Hernandez will get $6.5 million on a two-year contract.

The 35-year-old Hernandez hit .282 with 12 home runs in 91 games last year with the Reds. Iannetta, 28, hit 14 home runs in 112 games for the Rockies with a .238 batting average but a .370 on-base percentage.

The Rockies have been looking to add starting pitchers this winter.


Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Rockies sign Hernandez, trade Iannetta to Angels

I hope Razor Ramon has the best of luck and finally gets the accilades that he deserves. As a Reds fan I cannot help to feel sad to see him go. He was one of the best catchers we hava had in a long long time. A great defensive catcher and an impeccable game caller we could not help to become big fans of him. Colorado is getting an awesome ball player and their pitching staff is in great hands.

Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 5:47 pm

Rockies sign Hernandez, trade Iannetta to Angels

Ianetta's OBP is what it is because drew a ton of unintentional walks with the guy on the mound knowing they had the 9th spot coming to the plate. It wasn't because he had power, or like you said, power on the road.. because his HR totals and Runs prove he really has no power anywhere. 

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:14 pm

Rockies sign Hernandez, trade Iannetta to Angels

I admit I didn't see Iannetta play much with the Rockies, so I am wondering if his high OBP could be because he batted 8th most of last season for them? I don't know, just asking. Slow catchers with high OBPs aren't all that valuable, though he does have power (in Denver).

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