Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hermida with Sox to Stay

Today the Red Sox and Jeremy Hermida agreed on a one-year deal worth $3.345 million and thus continued the Red Sox's streak of no arbitrations. Last year, Hermida played in 129 games for the Marlins and hit .259 with 13 home runs and 47 RBIs before he was the Red Sox's first acquisition of the offseason in November. Jeremy Hermida is set to be the Red Sox's fourth outfielder in 2010, as they are already set with Ellsbury in left, Cameron in center, and Drew in right field. The Red Sox have really liked Hermida both before and after they acquired him. Before- after his monstrous 2007 (.296/18/63) they thought he was a possible trade partner to send Manny Ramirez to (they eventually got Jason Bay out of that deal). After- he has proved very willing to play on the bench and seems to be very happy to play for a perennial playoff contender. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome aboard Jeremy (I know he was already on board). Glad to see that the Sox lineup is now in order -- can't wait for te beginning of the season!