Re: Buyers? Sellers? Neither?
I would like to see Krivsky, if this is the situation come mid-July, become a buyer but not to the point where we are trading off our top minor league prospects. I've said this before, I want this team to become a consistant winner and I really feel that it has to maintain a strong minor league system because the Reds will have a hard time competing in the free agency market with the likes of the Yankes, Red Sox, Mets, etc.
That being said, I would be more inclined to trade some of the younger players on the team now that will be demanding more money in the next couple of years. I think Kearns, Lopez, Dunn, or EE could land some nice pitching or be packeged in a deal with other lesser players. With Denorfia ready right now to be an everyday player in the majors and Freel being so versatile, losing one of the players mentioned could be filled easily with these two guys and in my opinion with an improvement in the pitching the team would still be strong enough to contend.
I realize it may not be popular trading a few of the players I mentioned, but I still say that championships are won by pitching. This team desperately needs help in the bullpen and it is easier to replace position players than it is to find a top closer.