Originally Posted by mace
I didn't realize he had pitched that well. Could we be mistaken in focusing on Francis?
We would be mistaken by focusing on any of those guys aside from Pedro Villarreal. He is the only guy on that staff, as a starter, with actual MLB stuff. Francis has had some results in the past, but he simply doesn't impress me at all with his 'fastball' and offspeed stuff. Tomko isn't really an upgrade from Francis. Walking 4.5 guys per 9.
Just go with Villarreal who has two above average pitches and can pound the strikezone.