Phillies Trade Hernandez to Dodgers

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Thu, August 07, 2014 02:31 PM | Comments: 93
Trades, Transactions

As the world waits to see if the Cubs and Phillies find a match for Cole Hamels, the Phillies wasted no time in dealing a different starting pitcher.

According to the Phillies, they have traded pitcher Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named later. Hernandez, who turns 34 on the 30th, was 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA, his lowest since 2010. Hernandez did, however, have major control issues throughout the season, ranking dead-last in MLB among qualified pitchers in BB/9 IP. Hernandez also ranks second-to-last in the NL in xFIP. Hernandez was slated to be tonight’s starter. Hernandez will be replaced by recently-recalled Sean O’Sullivan.

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  • Posts: 1106 betasigmadeltashag

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    Ok Paps play like you want to be here

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Howard just wants to see you sitting on my shoulders for the parade.

    I am picking up Howard in fantasy!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 5391 Lefty

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    Sweet come from behind victory.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Winner winner
    Chicken Dinner

    Great game

    Crucial 3 game series vs the Mets now

    Come on guys.

    Yes this was the game of the year.
    The dog handnt scurried away all year.

    • Posts: 0 Brooks

      4 game series

  • Posts: 1106 betasigmadeltashag

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    I have Howard on my fantasy team. Rotisserie scoring I’ll take his RBIs. But I admit I only pick players from my heart. No Yankees Red Sox or any team in NL East. And someone is playing against Phillies(or A’s my American League team) I put them on the bench

    • Posts: 5391 Lefty

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      I like the A’s too. I have Moss, Norris and Lowrie on my f team.

      • Posts: 1106 betasigmadeltashag

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        I have Moss Norris Gray and Doolittle.
        Moss has been slumping and with McCutchen hurt my offense is hurting. But with Cole Yu Darvish and Price and Grey on my staff my SP is pretty good.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Enjoy it Beta.

    If the Phillies can finish ahead of the Mets

    I will be happy.

    That was the kind of at bat that maybe can really turn things.

    would be nice

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Andrew, why is the Mets series crucial?

  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Money why else? I believe AFW has a standing wager with someone that the Phil’s will have a better record than the Muts at EOY

  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Another useless stat? They almost always are –
    Lets try this – rbi per hit. Ryan Howard this year (before last night) had 67 rbi with a lowsy 91 hits.
    That means that 74% of his hits plate a run. If Howard were hitting a still sub par say .250 this year, his rbi total, based on his rph – would be leading the NL with 82 rbi.
    Put it in perspective a bit, Howards career rph is over 81%, that is more that 8 hits he has out of 10 produces a run. Look at one of the most prolific all time greats, Henry Aaron – not even close. He knocked in a run with 61% of his hits. Even the Sultan of swat had a career rph ratio of 71%.
    Howard haters unite! Gripe all you want. If the man hits, he produces – OK, its a big IF for the
    Big Piece.

    • Posts: 196 photoFred

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      I’ve been keeping track of Howard’s RP/AB/H4 (Runs produced per AB for cleanup hitters) which is a stat I may have made up but was prompted by reading Zolecki’s blog about Ryan’s projected 90 RBI season being, statistically, historically bad, and then schmenk sent a link to somehing he wrote as well.

      Right now he is producing runs at a .259 pace (using the Fred Formula). Here is the FF applied to the top RBI cleanup hitters in all of MLB

      Beltre (TEX) .284
      Moss (OAK) .283
      Encarnacion (TOR) .281
      Sandoval (SF) .273
      LaRoche (WSH) .269
      Upton, J (ATL) .266
      Howard (PHL) .259
      Gonzalez (LAD) .257
      Martinez (DET) .256
      Teixeira (NYY) .249
      Longoria (TB) .247
      McGehee (MIA) .244
      Montero (ARI) .225
      Castro (CHC) .224
      Santana (CLE) .221

      I think this stat would be even more interesting if PA were used instead of AB but I didn’t see a breakdown of that number by batting order position so…

  • Posts: 5391 Lefty

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    I think that was Howard’s second home run vs. a left handed pitcher this week.

  • Posts: 5391 Lefty

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    So if the Cubs claimed Hamels, that means he didn’t even make it past the third team that was allowed to bid for him. (in the order MLB specifies teams can be awarded a claim) That leaves me wondering how many other clubs put in failed bids.

    If someone with knowledge of the process knows answers to the following please respond-

    Do clubs that place a player on waivers know who the other clubs that bid on him are??

    If so, wouldn’t it make more sense to wait until the offseason when they could offer him to all of those clubs thereby creating a possibility for better return?

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