Kearns (.360 OB/.461 SLG)
Pena (.303 OB/ .477 SLG)
Everyone here believes that trading Kearns and Pena is the magic beans that will pull the Reds up from the gutter. No one wants to trade for a MLB starter, no one wants to take a risk and overpromote, no one wants to do much of anything except hope that Kearns and Pena play over their heads and get shipped out for young aces.
Okay, here's my question: what if Pena and Kearns suck this season? Would you just wait for the draft to eventually turn the team's fortunes around? Would you tap into the FA pool next offseason? Trade Bailey for a MLB performer next offseason? Trade Dunn? Trade Harang? Trade Larue? What is your alternative plan in the case of further erosion of Kearns's and Pena's trade value?