Jeremy Hermida: Bust or Breakout

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Roberto Montero in MLB
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The Red Sox acquired Jeremy Hermida on Nov. 5 from the Florida Marlins in exchange for two minor-league pitchers. The Marlins received two LH pitchers in Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones. The players received are a far cry from top prospects but can prove useful to Florida if they trade Renyel Pinto. The question is: Why did the Marlins trade Jeremy Hermida? Many will say that Florida dumps every player whet they get too expensive. Money is one of the reasons since Florida expects to have a payroll around $36 million for 2010. Keeping the current roster after arbitration raises may cost around $45 million. The Marlins could have traded Cody Ross instead. Cody is older and was not a top prospect. Perhaps they end up trading him as well, but I consider Uggla to be the next player to leave Fl ...

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