I admit that I am biased because I do not like the Joey Votto contract extension. However, Ryan Braun will clearly be better off with a change of address, the Reds need a right handed bat, and the minor leagues are not producing a lot of tradable talent.
I propose after the 2013 season the Reds trade Votto to the Brewers for Braun. Milwaukee rids themselves of Braun and upgrade their lineup. The Reds fill a needed position and save at least $75 million by trading Votto's contract. First base is an easy position to get decent production out of and I do not see Votto as giving the Reds $20 million dollar production in last several years of his contract (if ever).