who had more homers this spring an out of shape francuisco or your wate of a garbage strikeout machine
you cannot improve stubbs he is a stubbornprima donna, you will see how productive is when francisco gets a chance, that is the last time I am responding to your useless inanities, stubbs failure to improve last year is mental laziness
Francisco strikes out just the same, with an even more frightening walk rate and already mediocre defense. He's no more than a bench player.
Arise and walk, come through. A world beyond that door is calling out for you. Arise and walk, come through. It's calling out for you.
if he is a bench player then subbs belongs in high school
Hoover's numbers last year:
2.64 ERA, 10.0 K/9, 3.4 K/BB,
Hoover's numbers from the Futures game:
1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.
And here's some quotes from a Braves board about Hoover, concerning the trade:
"He would have likely been in the bullpen as early as late this season. He is a very, very solid right handed reliever."
"Juan Francisco provides depth for the Braves while Chippity is out -- or if he even returns. But giving up JJ Hoover? That was a lot to give up. I would have given up Todd Redmond instead. JJ Hoover is going to be a pretty good middle of the rotation starter and/or middle reliever "
"Everytime I walked into my local minor league stadium (Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs) last season JJ Hoover was on the board showing the International League stat leaders. And now we trade him for some guy that evidently showed up to Spring Training overweight and without having properly rehabilitated his leg issue in the offseason. "
"117 strikeouts in 107 innings. 2.64 ERA. Hoover is a good pitcher. Francisco is one of the worst players that the Braves could get. They already have a power hitter who strikes out a lot."
"Hoover was a top ten prospect for the Braves."
Seems like the kid has a good upside. hopefully he can contribute to the bullpen sometime this year. i like the idea of fresh arms that can throw hard and strike people out come August/September.
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