Re: Wilson Valdez to CIN
Oh, and yes, this was another crappy acquisition. Are we trying to corner the market on replacement level utility men? What does Valdez bring to this club that you don't already get with Cairo, Harris, Janish, Frazier, Valaika, etc? Unless Walt and Dusty foresee a lot of 19-inning games this season, I just don't get it.
Valdez' career stat line: .290/.330/.620. OPS+ of 67. So it looks like he can't get on base, he has no power at all. What is the point again?
Todd Frazier is a much better bench option. Of course Valdez is 33 so there always the Veteran Creaminess factor.
I would have kept Horst.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!