I have to say I'm not jumping hoops over this trade. It isn't like we picked up Castillo from the Marlins. I wonder how much of an upgrade Jimenez will be with Castro and Olmedo playing second base? Add to that Freel who is back playing at Louisville.
Of course, if the Reds don't end this four-game losing streak by putting it to Houston come this week, it won't matter who we acquire.