Re: Rate the return for Dunn
I think the true wild card here is in what the Reds do with the freed up payroll from both Dunn and Griffey. So many people focus on the players in the trade, but the true goal here in both the Junior and Dunn trades was to free up payroll.
If the Reds sign some key free agents, or even make some additional trades that add payroll, that will still be a part of the Dunn trade, because the freed up payroll allowed the next acquisition. Does that make sense?
So, while getting Owings and the others was nice, what the Reds do from here on out with extra money is what will be the deciding factor.
Who's on first?