Reds acquire Mat Latos
Everyone is the Reds Blogosphere should be happier today. The Reds made a trade, acquiring pitcher Mat Latos from the Padres. In doing so, they also unloaded one of the fans’ biggest whipping boys, Edinson Volquez.
Volquez was packaged with Yonder Alonso and two minor leaguers. I mentioned on Facebook several days ago that the Reds should only part with Alonso of they feel there is a legitimate chance of signing Joey Votto to a long-term deal. Hopefully, this is the case.
I think the trade improves the team and sends a good message to the fans. Latos should have an immediate impact. We don’t have to wait a few years to see the benefits. Many “experts” believe the window of opportunity is open for the Reds. Let’s jump through!