Sorry if this has been talked about before.
First I like to say that I liked the Kearns/Lopez trade. Adding bullpen arms and giving Denorfia a chance to play everyday was a good move. Add in the money saved in payroll and this trade was great. Especially if they turn that money into a quality starting pitcher in 2007.
Now finally my point, the only thing that I questioned in this trade is, who is the future SS for the Reds?
Olmeda isn't it, even though I do like him in spot duty.
Clayton will be gone and is aging.
Aurilla is getting old.
Phillips is the 2nd baseman period.
Is there a SS in the farm system they are high on? Any good young SS in the 2007 free agents market? Does anyone have any thoughts on this?