Hernandez Wants To Retire As A National

Speaking to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Livan Hernandez said on Saturday that he would like to return to Washington next season, and that he can picture himself spending the rest of his career in a Nationals uniform.

"To come back again next year, I would be really happy with something like that," said Hernandez. "This is something special, this year with the Nationals. It's a great organization. It's very classy and professional. I'm really happy to be here."

Kilgore notes that the 35-year-old has said he'd like to pitch for four more years, and when asked about the possibility of spending those years (and more) in Washington, Hernandez replied, "I wish. It would be really nice. When I retire, I'm thinking about working in baseball…. If they give me a chance, why not?"

Hernandez has exceeded every expectation the Nats had when they signed him for a minor league deal this winter. He leads the Nats in innings (132.2) by a wide margin, and his 3.12 ERA represents a career-best. Even so, it's hard to imagine any team investing in Hernandez on a multi-year deal, given his 5.45 mark from 2007-09 and his mediocre peripherals this year. If he does pitch four more seasons, Hernandez may end up signing three or four more contracts, whether with Washington or another club.


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8 Comments on "Hernandez Wants To Retire As A National"


5 years 1 month ago

Of course he wants to stay with them. No one else was going to give him a job.

Guest
5 years 1 month ago

Hey, at least we have something in common. oh, but I don’t play professional baseball.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 1 month ago

I would never doubt anything Livan says. If he wants to go four more years, he’s going to find a way to make that happen. He will make an absolutely fantastic pitching coach. Dude knows how to pitch-he hasn’t had “stuff” for years and manages to stay on the mound, strings together a few good months, crashes, gets back up and manages another good few months.

I wouldn’t sign him to a long term contract, but going year to year with him would be okay. Don’t keep him around if he’s blocking someone, but otherwise, yeah.

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

D.C. is one has some of the best Baseball fans you’ll find. I don’t blame him.

fishfan4life
5 years 1 month ago

Livan has had a very productive career and has won a ring…even at 35 he’s having a fine year. Do what you please, Livan.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 1 month ago

I would be all for it , i think he can do it he kept founding after some terrible seasons and now at the age 35 is a very productive season, go for it livan

Trious
5 years 1 month ago

He is actually a great hire for the Nats. He can fit nicely as a #5 pitcher as he eats innings and gets some great starts in.

Outside of that, he is worth nothing and his value will decrease significantly in the future as he gets older

Trious
5 years 1 month ago

He is actually a great hire for the Nats. He can fit nicely as a #5 pitcher as he eats innings and gets some great starts in.

Outside of that, he is worth nothing and his value will decrease significantly in the future as he gets older