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QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Q: Which means more to the Reds, keeping the best players on the roster, which means keeping J.J. Hoover, or sending him to the minors because he has options and other relief pitchers don’t. — JEREMY, KETTERING
A: The Reds keep insisting they’ll take the best 12 pitchers, so we shall see. I’m in the same bus seat with you. Hoover is a guy more than ready for a permanent major-league uniform, but we all know how the options/big contracts game works. Too often it’s business over common sense.