Just change this team already. People will say, "don't change for the sake of change." But we've seen the same basic group for years and it is going no place. A few good minor leaguers due to arrive soon aren't nearly enough to fix this. They don't spend for major free agents, so trades are essential.
I don't care which direction they go. Trades for youth. Trades for veterans. Presumably, the Reds brass are in a good position to make that decision.
But standing pat is unacceptable. I will be disappointed if they do nothing at the deadline.
Of course, Reds can delay until the winter. But I was following things last winter and didn't see a single major pitching acquisition. I liked the Gonzo signing, but the off-season was just more patching things up. And we had the GM's declaration this winter that he was comfortable with Milton and Lohse at the 3 and 4 pitching slots.
You can debate the virtues of individual players. Dunn, EE, Freel, Weathers, Griffey, etc. are debated all the time. It doesn't matter who is right about these guys and others. Nobody has been able to make this group win, time for some real change and something new.