I can't believe Paul Janish still has supporters.
I like this move. Even slight upgrades help the club.
The thought of Paul Janish getting meaningful at-bats this summer was disconcerting, to say the least.
He's better than Ryan Theriot.
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Leatherpants via twitter....It IS Bowden...so take it for what it's worth. He's been known to talk out of his posterior from time to time. :O)Reds have concerns on Cozart's return from Tommy John surgery so Wilson Valdez gives them competition with Paul Janish if Cozart not ready
Valdez isn't a great player or anything, and I didn't have him on the radar. But under the circumstances, he's the kind of "capable defensively, not the biggest out machine on the planet, knows his role" hedge that we're probably going to be glad we have at some point this season. I'm certainly okay with him having the bench role over Janish, with the latter playing every day in Louisville and being as ready as possible should he be needed.
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Seems like a decent guy to have around, although I'm beginning to wonder how the Reds plan on fitting in these various bench guys.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
I will ALWAYS remember Valdez for one of the worst at bats I ever saw. In 2009, Valdez was playing with the Columbus Clippers against the Louisville Bats, he was up with the tying run at third, the winning run at first, but only one out left in the game. He STRUCK OUT BUNTING to lose the game! I believe the explanation was that he saw the third baseman was way back, got excited, and forgot the situation, but Jim Kelch said it best "And Wilson Valdez has taken leave of his baseball senses!". Still, he should be a decent addition, and I wish Horst the best in Philly, as much as I hate that team, he was quite impressive with the Bats, and undervalued by the Reds.
The Reds have depth (and let's be honest, quality) issues at SS.
This at least helps with the depth part of the equation.
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Apparently the Phillies were, for one reason or another, looking to trade Valdez.
Masset's deal is worth a guaranteed $5.5MM with some performance incentives.
I had thought that Valdez wasn't very good, so i looked up his numbers. I was overrating him. Can this guy even out hit Janish?
Now if there really are some concerns about Cozart's health, then this makes a ton of sense. If not, he's a slightly better bench option than Janish. But enough to lose Horst? I don't think so. Jeremy's been better than many realize IMO.
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