Livan Hernandez, Who Made His Own Strike Zone

Livan Hernandez is retiring, officially. Two things: Hernandez didn’t pitch in 2013. And Matt Klaassen is already writing something up about his career. Which means this is two posts about Livan Hernandez in the middle of spring training preceding a season following a season in which Hernandez was inactive. You can’t say FanGraphs doesn’t give […]
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Livan Hernandez will officially retire on Thursday

According to Bill Ladson of, long-time big league right-hander Livan Hernandez will officially file his retirement papers on Thursday. He last pitched in 2012. "This is the right time to do it," said Hernandez to Ladson. "I had a lot of stuff on my mind. I was going to wait for the right time." Hernandez, 39, has been with the Nationals working as a...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Livan Hernandez is Unloading His Stuff

This seems to be happening more and more lately, right? According to the Sun Sentinel, former big leaguer Livan Hernandez is unloading a bunch of his old gear.  And among the memorabilia up for grabs…the pitcher’s 1997 World Series MVP trophy and his  Florid, er, Miami Marlins championship ring from the same season Some other stuff on the block…dude’s 2002 San Francisco...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Hernandez finds role with Brewers

MILWAUKEE At 37 years old, showcasing a fastball that no longer beats many major league batters and a breaking ball that has, at times, dipped below the speed limit outside Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Livan Hernandez doesn't cast the intimidating shadow that he once did on the mound. Once a World Series MVP and an imposing innings-eater when the Florida Marlins wona...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: The REAL Reason the Braves Released Livan Hernandez by Ian Miller

I was doing my usual hard-hitting style of investigative journalism (i.e., using Google) for a forthcoming piece on Livan Hernandez when I came across this piece of information on Wikipedia. This explains everything.  Here's the previous version of the Wikipedia entry, which has since been de-"vandalized." 
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves bullpen pelt ball boy with sunflower seeds after botched play

Who knew the Braves bullpen was so ruthless? OK, the players down in the Atlanta pen were just having some fun on Monday night, but it came at the expense of the Tampa Bay Rays ball boy stationed along the third-base line. The ball boy couldn't field a groundball cleanly, and the Braves bullpen let him have it. The pitchers could be seen laughing, taunting him and even throwing...
May 22, 2012  |  7 Comments

Braves bullpen throws sunflower seeds at ball boy after he boots grounder (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A couple days late on this video, but it’s far too amusing to pass up briefly mentioning it. One of the more important responsibilities of a ball boy at work in a major league ballpark is to ensure the safety of members of both teams’ bullpens if those bullpens [...]
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Livan Hernandez gave this ballboy the business after he misplayed a foul ball grounder (VIDEO)

The Braves were taking on Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field this past Sunday when a Rays ballboy had the misfortune of booting a foul ball grounder right in front of the Atlanta bullpen.  Immediately the players started giving the poor kid the business, with Livan Hernandez being the most vociferous of the hecklers.  Not only does he harass the ballboy to no end, he also showers him...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves sign RHP Hernandez for one year

Now that was quick. Shortly after getting released by the Houston Astros, right-hander Livan Hernandez signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. The deal is for $750,000 with $750,000 in potential performance bonuses. The Braves, seeking depth for their pitching staff, plan to use Hernandez as a long reliever and spot starter. Hernandez, 37, was 1-2 with a...
Via Fox Sports
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Livan Hernandez joins Braves after Astros cut him

Livan Hernandez agreed Friday to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, a short time after he was released from a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. After being released at noon, Hernandez arrived at the Braves' spring training complex, about 15 miles away. Hernandez is the active leader in starts (474) and innings (3,121 2-3). He was the opening-day...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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