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.
Exactly, I'll take Frazier and his superior defense, versatility, and overall readiness to hit big league pitching. The last thing the Reds need is a power bat that can't hit breaking pitches and will strike out 150-200 times in a full season.
I don't understand why anybody would be high on Francisco and have given up on Frazier.