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    He's cheap insurance for the Jason Bay / Matt Holiday situation. It strengthens Theo's hand in not overpaying. At worst, he replaces Baldelli who needs to be replaced. At best he's a 25/26 year old player who just may benefit from playing in our lineup and Fenway. For 2+ million I think it was a good deal though I kind of liked Alvarez. Perhaps there was no room for him to advance here?
     
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    Theo loves hitters with high BB/Ks, and Hermida had a 264/314 ratio in the minors. Moreover, his BB/K in the majors has been going up even while other stats have stagnated.
     
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    Hermida is young. He plays an above average left and right field. He has a decent bat (too bad he's a lefty) with some pop. He does strike out quite alot but like I said he's young and there's room to improve. Probably the end for Rocco but I wonder what they do about a Right hand bat off the bench.
     
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    Good be good move, we are really stacking up so/so outfielders, we have duncan, hermida, the guy we got from the white sox
     
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    bump. Can't stand seeing "congrats Yankmess" any more.
     
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    Typical Sox

    Hes a young player who clearly has potential, costs nothing, and has no downside. At worst, hes an ok 4th outfielder. If he figures it out, hes a star.

    Now, we'll see if Francona will actually let him play, or if he'll get the Carlos Pena treatment, and be stuck behind the rotting corps of Mark Loretta/whoever.
     
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    Solid guy. young, fairly cheap, and can play the corner outfield spots. With the uncertainty of Bay, and the 20+ games Drew usually sits, Hermida is a nice pick up. Good move. You're going to see a lot of moves like this before teams have to tender contracts to players. The economic situation is going to put a lot of decent players out on the market. Teams with some coin to spare, will have the option of picking them up for a middling prospect. Teahan is an example of this, as he went to the Whitesox.
     

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