I think we should trade Dunn because we won't be able to afford him anyway. Yes, we can only hope to get has-beens or never-were's for Dunn, but those are the only guys in our price range.
Then, if they day ever comes that the Reds decide they are tired of bringing knives to their gunfights, perhaps they will open up the purse strings and join the MLB clubs that recognize you need to spend money to win. Wave goodbye to the Royals, the Devil Rays, and the A's. And wave goodbye to the "small budget" excuse.
Until then, get used to waving goodbye to talent, just when they are becoming interesting.