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 any other backup infielder.
Bleacher Report's Mike Angelina (who I believe is a 94 WIP producer) devoted a slideshow to the "Phillies Trade News: 10 Reasons the Phillies Will Regret Trading Wilson Valdez".
"The team will not miss Valdez, they will just miss parts of him. Because of that, there will be some regret that he is gone."
Oh, okay, makes sense, right?
Looking for more Wilson Valdez comments, I found another Mike Angelina piece, this time on CBSPhilly.com with "Phillies Likely Made a Mistake Dumping Wilson Valdez and Ben Francisco". He expressed similar regret but this...