Originally Posted by RedEye
I have a feeling Harang will still be hanging around in 2010, along with Cueto and Owings. I expect Arroyo will be shown the door as long as Walt can get something (anything) of value in return for him.
Here's my guess.
Arroyo and Weathers will be gone this month, even if there's no return. The issue will be getting the new team to take most of their salary commitments.
Harang will not go, as you said, unless the Reds get something of significant value for him. My expectation is that he stays because of the Volquez injury. Harang can still pitch, he just needs to deal with the homers allowed and needs some offensive support.
Cordero will not go. There is no replacement for him. Massett is a huge gamble at closer and they want to be decent next year.
Rhodes will not go. He should not go, he doesn't make enough money for a salary dump.
If he's healthy and a contender needs a catcher, I'd expect Ramon Hernandez might go. They'd keep him but he has a substantial contract, they'd opt to save the bucks if they can.
I could see Gomes being traded in August, someone may want an extra bat and he could bring some return.
I don't expect Gonzo, Owings or Taveras to go anywhere in August.