Re: Todd Jones traded
94 mph fastball? I don't know about that, NYRed. His past minor league performance indicates he just doesn't throw that hard. This season, he's K'ed 65 in 107.2 minor league innings. That's after his K/IP declined to roughly 6.50/ game before AAA. To me, that indicates he's stuff-challenged.
Though hardly the worst thing to be, as Cincinnati seems to love them all, that should mean Hancock is merely flotsam in the rotation or a decent, cheap option in middle relief.
Perhaps the Reds get lucky and he performs a la Scott Sullivan for five years or so, but that's as much as I hope for.
All in all, not a horrid deal, but not a steal either.
Considering other deals happening, O'Brien hasn't shaken the earth.
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