Re: Reds are done dealing?
Wayne is a little gun shy after his last trade, (lost confidence?). No one in there right mind would have picked the Reds this year to be contending at this juncture in the season. Wayne's 2007 and beyond plans have shifted. The starting pitching still needs addressed, but the only chips that will get you a SP are in the minors and are the Reds future. Wayne's plan is to build a contender for years to come, not just this year. Is Wayne done making trades this season? Maybe.
The reason so many teams feel they are still in the wild card race is because the Reds are leading, and they all feel that Reds will fall off. How can a team picked to be last in the NL central win the wild card, let alone the division? I feel that the big trade, made by Wayne, not only scared himself but everyone in the wild card race. Other GM's are waiting for the Reds to fall, but Wayne is looking at ways to get the Reds into the post season without damaging the future.