Originally Posted by traderumor
Yawn. A steal for the Reds. Young back of the bullpen power arm for that? There is a reason he is barely mentioned after the deal. I'm glad the Reds are past the era where Francisco would be pumped up by a clueless organization as the next great thing because he can occasionally hit the ball really, really far.
I loved the deal for the Reds, but to be fair, the jury's still out on both of them. Hoover has pitched only 30.2 innings, so I wouldn't call it a 'steal' just yet.