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.

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  1. Chad

    I think you’re right, Bill, in that we’ll likely never hear from either of these guys again.

    I always thought Acevedo held lots of promise, though, and I still think he can be a decent back of the rotation starter in the big leagues. That won’t happen in Denver, in all probability.

    It was clear that the Reds had lost faith in him (and Acevedo sped up his trip out of town by whining after being sent to Louisville). Heck, he was right that he should have been on the ML roster over David “Phil Norton 2005” Weathers, but he sure didn’t perform in the spring like he wanted a major league job.