Latos Trade Helps Reds as Well as Padres

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I love how the Mat Latos trade was barely even official before certain experts started proclaiming that the Reds overpaid.

Guess what?

To land a potential No. 1 starter – one who is 24 years old, a year away from arbitration and four years away from free agency — it takes just slightly more than a few warm bodies.

Kudos to Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, who dealt from surplus and saved a few million in 2012 by acquiring Latos on Saturday for right-hander Edinson Volquez, first baseman Read Full Article »

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