Re: Reds trade LHP Jeremy Horst to Phillies for infielder Wilson Valdez
This is an experience move.
The Reds are going to be quite young in 2012. A pretty young team already will add Mesoraco, Francisco, Cozart.
My view is they like Valdez over Janish because he has more MLB time and more playoff and pennant race experience. Also may hit just a tad better than Paul.
My guessing has been off lately, I guessed that Masset would be traded. Instead he was re-signed for two years at $5.5 million.
But I'm now guessing Janish will be traded rather than stocked at AAA.