2010 Analysis: Luis Hernandez

Watching Luis Hernandez limp around the bases was excruciating yet inspiring; the image will forever be etched in my mind. He absolutely commanded my respect for that display of True Grit in a way not even John Wayne could have demonstrated.

Beyond that vignette, however, there isn’t much to say about the journeyman utility infielder.

Rather than waste my time (and yours) with a post devoted to Luis Hernandez, please see the 2009 analysis of Argenis Reyes, and use your imagination.

Further, let me present a topic for argument: why did we see so much of Luis Hernandez and not so much of Justin Turner. Discuss amongst yourselves.

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  1. Mike November 12, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Same reason we didn’t see Jeff Keppinger in favor of Anderson Hernandez. Same reason we didn’t see Heath Bell. Same reason we trade Brian Bannister for a wife beater, attempted murderer (poison), and hit and run specialist.

    Incompetence.

    Go Alderson!

  2. Walnutz15 November 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    For my opinion, please see Mike’s post — he hits the nail dead-on.

    Just follow the trail of discarded Met 2nd basemen through the years (young with hints of potential); and compare them to their counter-parts (older, breaking down, sconsiderably more expensive).

    Thank God those days appear to be over.

  3. Walnutz15 November 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    For my opinion, please see Mike’s post — he hits the nail dead-on.

    Just follow the trail of discarded Met 2nd basemen through the years (young with hints of potential); and compare them to their counter-parts (older, breaking down, considerably more expensive).

    Thank God those days appear to be over.

  4. CatchDog November 13, 2010 at 10:34 am
    Luis is decent organizational filler. He’ll be 27 next season, he can play second, short and third without embarassing himself and as a switch hitter, he gives a bit more flexibility to the bench if needed.

    I hope he has a terrific season in Buffalo along with Justin Turner OverDrive, Josh Satin and Reese Havens.