"To stay in the hunt, Reds MUST trade Griffey"
Easier said then done when the CFer has veto rights, and a very short list of teams he'd even consider.
If they could trade him to someone, such as the Yanks, who are in dire need and the monies invested on the risk
wouldn't hurt them, then go for it.
But it ain't gonna happen because I don't think Jr wants anything to do with them. His relationship with King George would be volatile as his health. It will never happen.
And No, I wouldn't trade Ears while still retaining Jr (if that is what is being suggested).
You trade high, and we would need a good solid year of consistent production from Ears to get that.