Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The Reds have traded pitcher Jeremy Horst to the Phillies for backup shortstop Wilson Valdez. The good folks at Redleg Nation are underwhelmed.
Seems like a good deal for the Reds. They DFA'd Horst in December; he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville. So, the Reds got Valdez for a guy that any team could have gotten for free last month.
This is not good news for Paul Janish, though it's not unexpected, either. There's just no room on 25-man roster for Janish. He's likely to start the season in Louisville. I don't think Valdez is a better shortstop than Janish, but Janish has options and I'm pretty sure Valdez doesn't.
And Walt Jocketty might not be done yet. I still think he might sign Ryan Theriot or someone like him.
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