as for the money thing don't assume the reds did not ask. oakland does not have a lot of money to spend, so guillen is a good option because they don't have to pay too much salary wise. Also, the Reds would probably except cash for Guillen but, Oakland has none, therefore the Reds were forced (thankfully) to take talent. If this was a deal with any other team it would probably be Harang or Valentin and cash, but Oakland has no cash and needed to throw both guys in. Oakland was probably scared that someone with cash like the Yankees or Cubs would come along and offer a comparable player to Harang or Valentine and cash, so Oakland had to anty up on this one.
Whoa whoa whoa, Miss Lippy. The part of the story I don't like is that the little boy gave up looking for Happy after an hour. He didn't put posters up or anything, he just sat on the porch like a goon and waited. That little boy's gotta think 'You got a pet. You got a responsibility.' If your dog is lost you don't look for an hour then call it quits. You get your ass out there and you find that f***ing dog!
Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.