Re: Reds trade Juan Francisco to Braves for RHP J.J. Hoover
Why's it stupid? Francisco has a long way to go. If Rolen gets hurt, there's nobody on the Reds' roster that can replace him offensively and defensively. All of the alternatives have flaws.
Francisco's having a poor spring after coming into camp out of shape. Maybe the Reds were just tired of waiting for it to click with him? In return, the Reds get a pretty decent pitching prospect who hopefully can contribute in the bullpen later this year.