AP article has Jose Acevedo being traded to the Rockies for Allan Simpson.
It’s apparent that the Reds had given up on Acevedo, even though he showed a lot of promise last year in the bullpen. He had a good first start for Louisville also.
Simpson appears to be a strikeout pitcher, has been used as a reliever for most of his minor league career. He’s 27.
Here are Simpson’s numbers.
Acevedo might have been a major league starter at some point and starters are always more valuable than relievers, but my guess is this ends up being a nothing for nothing deal.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.