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Wilson Valdez Signs With The Camden Riversharks

On the two year anniversary of his pitching victory in the 19 inning classic over the Cincinnati Reds, (well technically tomorrow is the anniversary but the game started today in 2011), former Phillies utility infielder Wilson Valdez has signed on with the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League. This comes...
Via Philliedelphia
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants cut Ramon Ramirez, Wilson Valdez

The Giants on Friday released both reliever Ramon Ramirez and infielder Wilson Valdez, who both had opt-out clauses in their contracts. Both players had no chance of making the opening day roster, and the Giants reportedly wanted to give both time to be picked up by teams that provided more favorable situations. According to Andrew Baggarly, the Giants want to re-sign Ramirez to...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Return of Wilson Valdez: Phillies Cult Hero Returns to Philadelphia With Cincinnati Reds

A single one-inning pitching performance made Wilson Valdez a cult hero in Philadelphia.  Accordingly when Wilson Valdez was traded this offseason for left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst, widespread irrational panic broke out among Phillies fans.   Despite our Mike Frohwirth explaining that Wilson Valdez is not good at baseball at all, people worried about the Phillies chances with...
Via Philliedelphia
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds' Valdez willing to play anywhere

TEMPE, Ariz. When Wilson Valdez says, "I'll play anywhere," he sounds like that old Hank SnowWillie Nelson song: "I've Been Everywhere." On a baseball field, Valdez has been everywhere. When you ask most players what they play, they answer with pitcher or catcher or infielder or outfielder. You ask Valdez what he play and he says, "Baseball."...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Valdez solves a Reds' issue at shortstop

The Reds' trade for infielder Wilson Valdez was not to protect them in 19-inning games, but it can't hurt. Valdez pitched a scoreless 19th for Philadelphia to earn a victory against the Reds on May 25. The Reds traded left-hander Jeremy Horst to Philly to get Valdez. Valdez is the utility infielder who can play shortstop that the Reds were seeking. Valdez, 33, hit .249...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Blog Battle: Wilson Valdez Trade

To discuss the Wilson Valdez trade to the Reds, we brought back an avid supporter of “Exxon,” former Phillies Nation contributor, Mike Baumann. He engaged in an email exchange with our own Ian Riccaboni, and this is what we have – a Blog Battle. Do yourself a favor and check out Crashburn Alley, Mike Baumann’s new landing spot. Our old friend Paul Boye is also a writer there...
Via Phillies Nation
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Why the hell did Amaro trade Valdez?

Wilson Valdez has done a serviceable job for the Phillies over the past two seasons as a utility infielder. He logged time at 2nd, 3rd, and SS, playing adequate defense. He even won a game in relief last season. His bat wasn't much (.254/.652 in 210 games), but most UTL players aren't. He was set to earn $930K in 2012. Trading him to the Reds seems like nothing more than...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Wilson Valdez Is a Cincinnati Red

Remember when Wilson Valdez pitched a scoreless 19th inning against the Cincinnati Reds in late May last season? Remember how he earned the win? Did you ever think he would be a Red the next season? Yeah, me neither. Today it was announced that the Phillies had traded Wilson Valdez to the Reds. In exchange, the Phils will receive LHP Jeremy Horst. No, not horse. Horst. He is a 26...
Via The Phillies Blunt
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies deal Wilson Valdez to Reds

The Phillies bench in 2012 will have one less familiar face: utility infielder Wilson Valdez has been traded to the Reds for lefty pitcher Jeremy Horst.  Valdez spent two seasons with the Phillies and was a mediocre injury replacement for Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Placido Polanco.  While his bat was pretty awful, Valdez was at least a good-to-great fielder that was somewhat...
Via All Things Philly Sports
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds get INF Valdez from Phillies

The Reds acquired infielder Wilson Valdez from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Jeremy Horst on Wednesday, another move to add depth to their bench. The Reds also announced that they had signed utility player Willie Harris, a free agent from the Mets. Valdez, 33, has played six seasons in the majors with the White Sox, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, Mets and Phillies...
Via Fox Sports
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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