Re: What do all of the recent moves have in common?
I agree with what you posted. A lot of these players on the short one year deals may not even be here after the trade deadline. A lot of the players we have acquired seem like they will be part of a deal at a later date to get the type of players Krivsky really wants. Or maybe like the catcher today a player acquired to allow him to set up another deal. I was thinking today of the list of players you listed that we have acquired recently and a lot of these seem like players to be named later as part of future deals. I think a lot of these players are basically on short tryouts. If they somehow work out a few may stay but I expect the Reds to be very active at the trade deadline and next offseason.