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    Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstS...storyid=295185

    Baseball: Chunichi acquire former Reds pitcher Valentine
    NAGOYA, Jan. 25 KYODO
    The Chunichi Dragons have acquired former Cincinnati Reds right-hander Joe Valentine, the Central League club said Thursday.
    Valentine picked up a signing fee of 6 million yen on a one-year deal worth 30 million yen. He will wear the No. 4 jersey.

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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    The Reds bullpen rejects are all ending up in Japan. Valentine, Esteban Yan and Jason Johnson are all pitching in Japan this year.

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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    30 million yen sounds really impressive until you run it through a currency converter and it comes out to around $250,000. Beats what he would've made in AAA though.

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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Wasn't this the main piece to the Jose Guillen deal with Oakland. Luckily for us "Moneyball" also sent us Aaron Harang!
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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy09 View Post
    Wasn't this the main piece to the Jose Guillen deal with Oakland. Luckily for us "Moneyball" also sent us Aaron Harang!
    I don't recall that because as I recall, Harrang went right into the rotation whereas Valentine only pitched in two games for us that year.

    Maybe now posters on RZ will remember Valentine is in Japan and Valentin plays here for us!

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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Maybe now posters on RZ will remember Valentine is in Japan and Valentin plays here for us!
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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Do the Reds receive money from Chunichi as a result of this transaction?

    20 yen, $5, something?
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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    Do the Reds receive money from Chunichi as a result of this transaction?

    20 yen, $5, something?
    I doubt it, Valentine was last with the Astros
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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I doubt it, Valentine was last with the Astros
    Damn, we let a useless bullpen guy go when we could have sold him.
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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    joe brkusch was the central piece of the trade

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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy09 View Post
    Wasn't this the main piece to the Jose Guillen deal with Oakland. Luckily for us "Moneyball" also sent us Aaron Harang!
    Honestly I'm with you. I remember Harang being valued sure, but he was the #2 part. Valentine was to be the 'man', or at least was the one with the most upside supposedly.

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    Re: Former Red Joe Valentine is a Dragon. A Chunichi Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    Damn, we let a useless bullpen guy go when we could have sold him.
    Valentine's too young to be on the Reds Bullpen, he's not collecting Social Security yet.

    Plus, he plays his music too loud, squeals his tires on the street and doesn't take care of his lawn.

    Also, refuses to wear Sansabelts.
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