At one point and time, many moons ago, catcher Ramon Hernandez played under current San Francisco Giants skipper Bruce Bochy and did so extremely effectively, putting up near All-Star type numbers in San Diego. The Padres didn’t want to pay him and he, like Bochy, left for greener pastures.
Now almost eight years later, the two might potentially be reunited. Maybe.
C Ramon Hernandez, who reportedly might be traded, is starting for the Rockies today at Scottsdale Stadium. He played for Bochy in SD.
Keep in mind, Baggs didn’t make any mention of the Giants actually being the team that Hernandez could potentially be traded to – there’s no guarantee he’ll even be moved at all. Though, with Hector Sanchez continually dinged up and his shoulder injury struggling to repair itself, the orange and black do need some insurance and what better time to showcase a player than on a day the two teams meet.
Guillermo Quiroz appears to be the guy the Giants have their hopes on to maintain the backup job while Sanchez recovers and the Giants’ staff has appeared to be pleasantly surprised by Quiroz’s catching ability, though, you wonder if the Giants would prefer a little more security in their backup. Quiroz has played parts of eight Major League seasons and outside of a 56 game stretch in 2008, he never appeared in more than 17 games in a season, holding a career .206 batting average during that time frame.
As for Hernandez, who struggled last season in Colorado, the Rockies appear to be okay with Wilin Rosario as their primary backstop, all but pushing Ramon out the door. Is it to San Francisco? Unlikely, but as Baggs suggested in another tweet – you never know…
Wouldn’t shock me but Giants usually look internally first. Quiroz top guy if Hector Sanchez must go on DL.