Reitsma had more trade value than Willy.Originally Posted by REDREAD
He is younger, far cheaper (at time of deals) this year and next, and has been talked about as having Trevor Hoffman upside as a closer without the control or stamina or motion problems that always came up when talking Scotty. Reitsma is seen as having stud closer potential. I think Willy had proven through his time in the role that he wasn't a stud closer, he was instead a notch below.
That is the nice thing about ML players with potential with limited opportunities, they can bring a lot in trade. They haven't proven they CAN'T handle the role yet.