It didn’t take too long for the word to get out, but Aaron Harang will be the pitcher that the Rox will be getting in return for Ramon Hernandez.
I actually like this one a lot. I’ve said more than enough times that the Dodgers trading the Rockies a starting pitcher for Hernandez made way too much sense, and they finally followed through with it.
Chris Capuano would have been nice, but you can’t complain about getting Harang for a backup catcher who will only play 60% of the games.
Harang isn’t a great pitcher, and is certainly past his prime. He has won double digit games six times in his career, and won ten with the Dodgers in 2012. He could be a nice upgrade to a mediocre rotation, but as I was writing this, I read a tweet from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal confirmed the Hernandez for Harang swap, but said that the Rockies are not planning on keeping Harang.
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