Originally Posted by flyer85
Most of the deals still seem to be about moving contracts more than anything else.
Definitely true. "Baseball" trades for starting players are rare, (Wily Mo and Arroyo come to mind) because most teams don't have the surplus situation that precipitated that trade. It is about dumping and repositioning mainly.
That said, the Reds have plenty of chits, but would most likely have to be willing to give up prospects and take on more payroll. If the Reds deal any of the position players or a Harnang or Arroyo, they would still have to take on more payroll to make the trade worth it.
Bottom line, if you think the Reds will take on more payroll, they have the players, if you don't then, no, they don't have any surplus to make a decent trade.