I don't post much but am a regular reader of posts and enjoy getting my breaking reds news here. I was reflecting on the trade with Wash. in light of some of the other moves that teams have been making for pitching help and I'm thinkning that maybe Kriv. wasn't so dumb after all. It appears that most teams want prospects for their major league ready arms. Kriv got some arms and didn't give up ANY prospects. He gave some good talent but probably Bowden was the only GM who would have been willing to take on the potential salaries that AK & FL will command next year because he overvalues them based on his previous associations with them. I'm glad our GM didn't mortgage our future to shore up the bullpen for this year and probably several to come. What do you all think about this perspective?