Razor Ramon was a good Cincinnati Red. I’ll never forget the Opening Day 2011 home run that he hit to send us home 1-0 in a year I thought we were on our way to a possible title. Hernandez is now a member of the Colorado Rockies. This move was a follow up for Colorado; having traded Chris Ianetta to the Angels for Tyler Chatwood.
There is some good news for the Reds, however.
Hernandez, 35, started the offseason as a Type-A free agent, but he was reclassified as a Type-B as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. The Reds will receive a supplemental first round pick for losing Hernandez, but the Rockies will not lose a pick.
At the end of the day, Hernandez was probably the biggest free agent pick-up from the Walt Jocketty era thus far, aside from Aroldis Chapman who was a slam dunk.
Good luck to you Razor. Thanks for the solid seasons of service from a position where productivity has really dried up.