Mets Acquire Rosario, Herrera To Complete Trade

The Mets announced that they acquired Adrian Rosario and Danny Ray Herrera to complete the trade that sent Francisco Rodriguez and cash to Milwaukee in July. The Mets and Brewers initially agreed that two players to be named would join the Mets in the deal, which is now complete.

Rosario, a 21-year-old right-hander, spent the 2011 season at Class A. He started 14 games and worked out of the bullpen for a 4.32 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9.

Herrera, a 26-year-old, left-hander, has a 3.94 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 93 2/3 innings of work for the Reds and Brewers in his four-year MLB career. He spent most of the 2011 season at Triple-A, where he posted a 2.20 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 61 1/3 innings.'s Adam McCalvy first reported the deal (on Twitter).

27 Responses to Mets Acquire Rosario, Herrera To Complete Trade Leave a Reply

  1. AisoRed 4 years ago

    Daniel Ray Herrera? Really Mets? lol

  2. diehardmets 4 years ago

    So a crappy piece in A ball and a reliever who could be semi-decent. Seems like a fair return for K-Rod and his retarded option.

  3. daveineg 4 years ago

    Herrara has posted a 1.42 ERA and an 0.938 WHIP in 42 2/3 innings since being demoted by the Brewers.  He only faced 11 hitters with the Brewers.  Those limited  results are meaningless as is his height.  Bobby Shantz was 5’6″ and won 24 games for the Phillies in 1952.  I’m not suggesting Herrera is Bobby Shantz, but he’s not unlike a lot of marginal lefty relievers of any size who have ups and downs.  Those guys do have some value, albeit limited.

  4. I’ve never seen an article about Herrera that didn’t mention his height. He’s like the yin to Jonathan Broxton’s gigantic yang.

    And yes, I know gigantic yang sounds dirty.

  5. PhnxCrew 4 years ago

    haha.  We let the cardinals back in it but this is some good news…. here we thought it would be some one good.

  6. Alldaybaseball 4 years ago

    These pitchers have decent potential but the Brewers won this trade by far since they got an established closer for 2 guys who probably wouldnt get much of a chance with the Brewers.

    • nictonjr 4 years ago

      And the Mets saved $17.5 mil.  Not having to give up a good prospect to Mil for taking KRod was a win.  SA has made 2 good deals so far…

  7. Well DRH could benefit off Citifield….that ballpark is up there with Petco and the Colosseum as to favoring pitchers.

  8. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    More crappy prospects for a crappy farm

    • I’m guessing after the season, most experts will rank the Mets farm system almost exactly middle of the pack. Maybe slightly better. They’re not top ten or anything, but it’s not a crappy farm system.

  9. Andrew Rosner 4 years ago

    K-Rod was a salary dump pure and simple…They really didn’t care who they got for him….The fact that they got one guy with MLB experience is a plus

  10. DRH was absolutely lit up when he pitched for the Brewers.  He has an 82-83 mph fastball.  He’s garbage.  The Brewers gave up absolutely nothing int he K-Rod deal.  That is fantastic.

  11. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

    It’s not underwhelming. Nothing in return would have been sufficient. Mets had no leverage with the K-Rod option. He wouldn’t have waived it as easily for the Mets as he did for the Brewers. Ben doesn’t mention it, but most of those numbers for Rosario came as a starter in High A. He was then sent down a level, where he worked exclusively out of the pen for 33.2 innings, while striking out 11.23/9 and walking 3.21/9 with a 1.34 ERA. If he has a future, it’s in the bullpen. All in all, it’s not the worst, when you take into account all the money saved for next year.

    Edit: Not sure if Rosario either started out at High A this year and was demoted, or struggled in High A after being promoted. Either way, his numbers in relief are obviously way better.

  12. The Brewers overpaid for DRH when they got him for free.  Jamie Moyer has better stuff.

  13. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

    He didn’t even pitch two innings for them.

  14. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

    Well, a lot of sources love to speculate, but considering the barren state of the Brewers’ farm, I wouldn’t have expected them to part with what little they have for a half-season of K-Rod. The fact that Danny Ray throws a screwball makes him kind of cool.

  15. jimboslice9 4 years ago

    Jamie Moyer has better stuff than a lot of pitchers, that’s how you get by with a very slow fastball for as long as he did.

  16. metsman 4 years ago

    considering the barren state of the Brewers’ farm… this might be the most worthless package you could scrounge up out of all of them.  The best package the Brewers’ could possibly offer for K-Rod would have been underwhelming…I don’t want to hear conjecture about how we had no leverage with K-Rod, leave that to Sandy to claim in his own defense of an incredibly shoddy move.  Even if we left the “top ten” prospects untouchable there were other peices that were quality; With that optioned waived it’s not crazy to consider K-Rod every bit as significantly beneficial an asset as Beltran all risks considered.
    Yet even still, without touching peices considered key cogs to the Brewers’ future:
    OF-Kris Davis C-Steve Felix
    3B- Taylor Green RHP- Nick Bucci…any ONE of those guys is a better bet than the 2 pitchers we recieved combined to have any future. The guys we got are fringe at best, if not a complete waste of locker space. when examining this, along with the Beltran for Wheeler, and in addition, the refusial to trade anyone else for the sake of keeping the team “in contention”….I’d give Alderson pretty mediocre in-season dealing marks.

  17. metsman 4 years ago

    meh. this is the worst news we’ve gotten in a long time….and for Met fans, that means a whole lot….. you can waste time polishing turd collections your whole life or you can just admit it when you’ve lost and move on.

  18. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

    It was never about the players we got in return, and if you can’t see that, then, my friend, you are either blind, or willfully unkind.

  19. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

    No, a $17.5 million closer would have been buttrape.

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