Re: Needs and Luxuries: Cincinnati Reds
He really is hung up on the Bruce-for-Bedard thing. I think we need a solid #3 to make the playoffs, but it is not a requirement for the Reds to trade Bruce. We are going to need Bruce if both Dunn and Griffey are gone in 2009. It also is entirely possible that 83 wins wins the NL Central. Livan could qualify as a starter who will give you 30 starts and 200 innings, but I didn't see him mentioned. I also think the bullpen will be much better with Cordero and the young relievers we have.