It was obvious that Aardsma wasn’t ready this season, but down the line, he should be ready to go. The kid really does have a good arm.
Yes, the Giants do need relief now, and Valdez can help, I’m not disputing that. However, it should be in their best interest to keep him as a starter. Aardsma is waiting in the wings and being groomed to be the future closer, so why hand it to Valdez? Look at it this way, down the line, the Giants could possibly have a rotation of Schmidt, Williams, Foppert, Cain, and Valdez. That aint too shabby.