Re: Reds trade Juan Francisco to Braves for RHP J.J. Hoover
Hoover was a reliever last year. High strikeout rate, walks his share.
Did well in the AA bullpen, went to AAA late in the season.
Reds might have been down on JF, they got a quality arm for him, but a guy apparently slated for the bullpen.
Hoover could be in Cincy before you know it with the holes in the Reds bullpen due to injury.
I agree that we could see other moves today, possibly other trades.
Also, Reds are so thin in lefty bats, wonder if this means that Willie Harris makes the team. Frazier had a good spring, but is another righty.
I was a big JF fan, sorry he's gone, but Reds life goes on.