Re: Reds trade Juan Francisco to Braves for RHP J.J. Hoover
Originally Posted by Coopdaddy67
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.
his record suggests he'll strike out a ton of guys -- 24 years old -- could be worth a shot
Juan is an all or nothing prospect - IMHO -- more likely not the long term answer
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)
Last edited by Red Raindog; 04-01-2012 at 06:00 PM.