The New York Mets view Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez as a salary dump and won't offer much in terms of talent, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The Mets have been searching for a right-handed hitter that can tandem at catcher with lefty-swinging Josh Thole.
Sherman says that the Mets have Hernandez at the top of their wish list, but they won't give up much other than taking on the catcher's contract. Hernandez is currently in the first year of a two-year contract worth $6.4 million, so the deal would allow Colorado to dump millions even if they can't land a decent prospect.
The Rockies reportedly "really like" a pair of the Mets' minor leaguers, center fielder Matt Den Dekker and reliever Josh Edgin, but Sherman notes that both players could help the team somewhat soon and GM Sandy Alderson has stated an aversion to trading those kinds of players.