According to gothambaseball.com the Reds offered Adam Dunn, Jason LaRue and Brandon Phillips for Jeremy Bonderman. The Tigers rejected... If this is true it shows how little value Dunn has (but throwing in LaRue who has negative value also distorts things). Still, Phillips you'd think would be not a hot commodity but at least decent. If this rumor is legit it shows that Wayne might be shopping Phillips (selling high). I guess Freel could move to 2B as a result or someone like Marcus Giles. But still you'd think he'd slide Phillips over to SS.
Reds also again mentioned as interested in Giles.. resigning Weathers too (with competition from Phi) was mentioned. The Luis Gonzalez rumor was again confirmed as well.
Another interesting topic... Jon Lieber. Mentioned the Reds were interested at the deadline and the same suitors likely. What do y'all think of him? He had a nice second half. Had one really good year 2000, and has been a solid #3 starter (lefty too) since then. At times he has showed top of the rotation potential at least. Has a decent sized contract.... Phillies need a catcher. Would you trade Ross for Lieber if a good portion of the salary difference was paid or if they took LaRue also?