Re: Todd Jones traded
Josh Hancock will probably end up being the next Amaury Telemaco. Solid long man out of the bullpen with the ability to make an occasional spot start. Nothing exciting, but is one of those guys that could be valuable. Isn't a strikeout pitcher, but doesn't walk a lot of guys, either. Whatever.
Machado doesn't hit well enough to project out to be an everyday shortstop, but could be valuable as a bench player, defensive replacement/pinch runner. Again, nothing exciting, but could be valuable if used right. From all that I've seen of the guy (a couple games that he's been up w/the Phillies and a couple games in the minors), he just doesn't look like a good hitter.
I don't think it is a bad deal for the Reds, as it would be hard to expect to get more for an older, free agent to be reliever like Jones.