OK, he's younger than AGon. Plus, thoughout his career, he's been a better hitter. Finally, he should be a defensive upgrade.
1. His OPS+ last year (63) was about the same as Bako's (62) and worse than Keppinger's (70); I thought the idea was to improve the offense.
2. That was before the dumbass broke his hand being a dumbass.
3. He's going to make alot more than AGon next year (both have 1 year remaining on their contracts). Hell, he's going to make more than AGon and Kepp combined, even including AGon's buyout at the end of the year.
Unless the Pads were taking AGon back (why would they?), the Reds would end up with $12M+ worth of SS giving them only slightly better production than the $5.5M SS is likely to give them anyway, plus they'd obviously have to give something up in talent to make the trade.
I need some convincing that this is a good idea.