If Dunn refuses to take an extension with the Reds in the $55 MM range, and we can't pry Saltalamacchia from Atlanta, what about trading Dunn and a pitching prospect (anyone not named Homer) to Texas for Mark Texeira, and moving Votto to LF?
Dunn would most likely be much more amenable to signing at a discount rate with Texas, and the Rangers are seeking both OF help and a pitcher in return for Texeira, who is definitely on the block. Texeira is a switch hitter who is not even eligible for arbitration until after 2008. Votto has already played the OF some in Louisville this year. I would throw in Stubbs if thats what it took to get the deal done. Thoughts?