Just a side comment to the whole Chapman thing. Madsen-Bray-Masset going down may have been kind of a blessing in disguise in hindsight.
I doubt the Reds pick up Simon or make the Hoover trade and both deals look great right now plus they still have the chance that Bray and Masset at least will still return and add even more depth to the pen.
That'll be right about the time or very near the time that Donnie Joseph (wow has he bounced back!) is close enough to be considered a possible BP arm, too. If a starter goes down they still have Chapman as depth and meanwhile the Reds have a dominant bullpen without Masset, Madsen and Bray.
As to Francisco's LH bat, I disliked him and other than handedness he'd just be another hacktastic type bat had the Reds kept him. No help there. Seems to me if Masset can make it back healthy and effective by the deadline and Hoover and SImon continue to look good then the Reds have 2 VERY valuable trading chips - either a ML starter or a good bullpen arm to dangle for a solid hitter from another contender who needs pitching. And you can make a team overpay for pitching.
Those injuries set in motion a whole slew of events that changed the whole face of this season - and maybe in a better way than anyone might have imagined if we were told the Reds would lose Madsen, Bray and Masset at the outset.