Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Too bad Alfredo Simon was dealt to the Giants a couple of hours before the Jones trade. He would have been a nice pickup along with Machado.
I liked Simon's FSL numbers a lot when I saw them, thinking he had a high upside; not so much when I saw he's 23. Hancock was putting up good numbers in AA at 23, for what it's worth. Simon may still turn out to be something but he wasn't one of the crown jewels of the Philly system. I don't know that the Giants made out any better than we did, and Rodriguez is a better pitcher than Jones.