i would have to say his value goes up...for several reasons...
he is in a better hitters park
he is surrronded by berkman as well as bagwell. (not just one-bonds)
he is closer to home (make him happier?)
the only thing i think will hurt him is the new position. its gotta be tough learning a new position and that might take away from his game. but he is a hard worker so who knows.
i love the deal! now if reynolds is healthy the stros have a decent shot!