A few thoughts:
1 - It's nice to see Jr. have a chance at playing October baseball after so many years in limbo.
2 - If I were running the White Sox, I'd put Swisher in CF, platoon Thome and Konerko at 1B and stick Jr. at DH.
3 - Walt Jocketty deserves some credit for being the GM who finally dealt Jr. It's the thing that his predecessors needed to do and didn't accomplish. While this deal doesn't have much impact on the W-L situation, Jocketty at least demonstrated he can make a tough deal happen.
4 - Richar could be interesting (in a reserve IF kind of way). Yet what happened to the d at the end of his name? I can see the headlines now, the Reds got yet another middle infielder with no D. Maybe we should call in Letterman.
5 - If I were running the Reds, Chris Dickerson would now become my CF for the rest of the season.
6 - The thing I'll miss about Jr. is that he never made excuses for going into a natural decline. He never accepted that he couldn't be the player we all wanted him to be when he arrived. It's a reminder that sometimes you fail, but that you can still fail with dignity.