Ramon Hernandez is now a former Red. Clutch Man Monie has signed a two-year deal with Colorado. That ends a pretty good three-year tenure for Hernandez behind the plate in Cincinnati.
I’m not surprised Ramon is leaving, but I was very surprised at how productive he was as a Red. I wish him nothing but the best of luck, and will remember his Reds career in a positive light.
Time to turn the page. Looks clear that Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan will be the catching tandem in 2012, as we had hoped. This could be fun.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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