On the verge of signing Sammy Sosa, Leather Pants isn't stopping there...
A source told MLB.com that Nationals GM Jim Bowden has been in trade discussions with the Reds.
Bowden is likely interested in both Adam Dunn and Austin Kearns, though he wouldn't seem to have the artillery to get a Dunn deal done. Even a Kearns acquisition would be quite an accomplishment. John Patterson can't be on the table, so Bowden doesn't have the quality starter that the Reds would want. An offer of Ryan Church and Gary Majewski or Luis Ayala probably wouldn't get the job done.