Felix Fermin, SS
There’s just something about the name Felix Fermin. It’s almost like it was Fermin’s birth rite to become a middle infielder who possesses a good glove, but not such a great bat.
Fermin played five season for the Indians between 1989 and 1993.
Most notably, Fermin was involved in the Trade that made Omar Vizquel an Indian.
Seattle had just drafted Alex Rodriguez, and it was expected that the No. 1 overall pick of the 1993 draft would shoot through the minor league system.
With the Mariners paying A-Rod a $1 million signing bonus, the job was soon to be his, so the Mariners were looking to move Vizquel, who could’ve been a free agent after the 1994 campaign, anyways.
The Mariners needed a stop gap shortstop to hold the position until A-Rod was ready, and that guy was Fermin.
Seattle got Reggie Jefferson, in addition to the Fermin.
Trading Fermin for Vizquel will go down as one of the best trades in Indians history, especially with Omar knocking on the door of the baseball Hall of Fame.
While Vizquel was amazing to watch, he lacked the glorious mustache that Fermin brought to the field every day.