Re: Reds trade Juan Francisco to Braves for RHP J.J. Hoover
Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
As I understand it he was slated for the BP only to help his path to the MLB level...he is widely viewed as a MLB number 3-4 pitcher...adds good depth and he has OPTIONS.
I don't think Homer will be with the Reds on opening day...just a gut feeling, I have no crystal ball or any sources, just thinking out loud.
"Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."