Just a thought but why don't the Reds make an attempt at trading for A Rod. I know we need pitching and not offense but we do need defense and I still feel that A Rod is the best shortstop in baseball. He clearly needs a change of scenery and a less pressured situation. The Rangers are paying a large chunk of his contract with the Yankees and the Yankees may even pick up more of the contract to the point where he might cost the Reds ~8 - 10 million a year. The offense wouldn't be so hurt if Dunn walked at the end of his contract and if Griffey was hurt or left at the end of his contract. A Rod should be having his peak years right now, so why not take the chance?