Maybe, just maybe, this transaction is the best of all scenarios. Teheran is the top starter for the Braves, and Vizcaino is a solid closer on a bad team. The gaining of these two players would improve the pitching staff greatly.
If Joe Maddon sticks with the six-man rotation, Teheran is the answer. Adam Warren can stay in the pen and provide balance to that portion of the staff. Vizcaino could easily split the seventh and eighth innings with Strop or come in to close if something should happen to Rondon.
But why Francouer. Solid defense, expiring contract, and a bat the can prove solid in the clutch. Soler, again, could use a fresh start, and can be a face the Atlanta Braves can build around as they enter a new stadium in 2017.
He can provide some extra protection for Freddie Freeman, and his contract is controlled through 2021.
To me, it just makes sense.