I saw a similar thread on The Old Red Guard and have decided to do one here. It doesn't look to me like Adam Dunn will be traded this year, as Krivsky is asking a lot(as he should), and the other teams don't want to pay fair market value for him. They thought they could pull a sequel to the Washington trade on Krivsky with Dunn or Griffey. Far from it. It looks like Krivsky is asking too much,and no trade will be made for either player this year.So how about this: We sign Adam Dunn to the 13 million option, and then trade him next year when Jay Bruce is set to come up. I have heard Jay Bruce should be in Cincinnati by the middle of next year,and trade Adam Dunn for prospects next year. I don't think Krivsky sees Adam Dunn as someone to be in Cincinnati for the long term, and only has him here until someone comes to Cincinnati who can approach his production. Let's face it, it should not be too hard for anyone in Cincinnati to hit for power in the bandbox we have. Adam Dunn has done a good job in Cincinnati, and I would hate to see him go, but I don't know if we can afford to pay more than the 13 million we will pay next year to sign him to a long-term extension. We would be putting a lot of pressure on Jay Bruce' but I think he is the first outfielder who could replace Adam Dunn offensively and defensively on the team. I was the person who posted that Josh Hamilton could replace Adam Dunn, so I realize I may not have the highest credibility right now. Still, I see Adam Dunn as only here until Jay Bruce is ready, and I hope he will be ready by July 2008.