What do you think of this:
Reds trade LHP Brandon Claussen to the Mariners for RHP Rafael Soriano.
Of course Claussen is on the DL so you would have to wait till he is healthy. But, isn't it about time to realize that all that New York hype about Claussen is just hype? Do we see Claussen being any better than bottom of the rotation fodder? Soriano could be the setup man the Reds definitely need to get to Coffey. Weathers, Mercker and Hammond aren't getting the job done. And if the bullpen doesn't get better, you can cancel any thoughts of going to the playoffs.
Now trading Claussen has risks and you have to put the fifth spot in the hands of Joe Mays. Of course if Mays flop, you might want to consider LHP Phil Dumtrait, who had his second straight successful start for Louisville.
So would you pull the trigger?