Re: Rolen out tonight w/ back issues....
I'd bring up Francisco for two reasons:
1. Let Rolen take his days off to rest occasionally against righties, and let Francisco play 3B on those days, maintaining some power in the lineup.
2. Showcase him for the trade deadline. If he flops, he flops. If he does well, you either have a solid guy/offense for Rolen's off days or some good trade bait.
I realize Cairo has been pretty solid. But he is a singles/doubles hitter. Francisco has much better slugging potential.
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