Juan Francisco has done nothing but produce at every level of the minors he's been in, cranking out 2B's, HR's and a lot of RBI's. END has a career major league slash of 0.285 / 0.330 / 0.477, and projecting his career major league #'s over a full season, he has 100 RBI's too.
I realize that Walt perfers lite-hitting singles hitters who are decent all-around players and great at generating LOB's over guys like END (who may be 1-dimensional, but can drive in tons of RBI's) and thus END was jettisoned.
But how has that worked out so far?
For the Braves, END has already cranked out 2 HR's and 6 RBI's in only 24 AB's
It sure seems like a team that can't generate any offense would really benefit from a player who has 6 RBI's in 24 AB's instead of a group that have only generated 5 RBI's in 81 AB's.
When the trade was made, just about everybody was praising Walt for the move, but i'll admit that i'm failing to see how Rolen/Cairo/Frazier/Harris is better than Juan Francisco for a team that went into the season with no offense around Votto?