Remarkable that somehow all four of the Reds top prospects, Bailey, Bruce, Votto and Cueto are with the AAA team. In some cases it may be temporary, but I doubt it. I think Krivsky has decided that the minor league system is ready to provide the major league team with a real boost. Almost immediately.
Krivsky didn't run to make deals for second tier minor league talent because he thinks he has top tier talent ready to go. Add a couple of others, perhaps Pelland -- now a reliever at AAA -- and perhaps Dumatrait if things go well, perhaps Roenicke the hard throwing reliever in AA, and the Reds may indeed have a youth spurt by early next season. And Maloney, just acquired, is pretty dominant at AA, could find himself in the bigs sometime next season.
Making room for these new young pitchers is easy, the current Reds staff has lots of guys who can be dropped. Votto is easy too, just don't pick up Hatteberg next year, or move him to the bench. Bruce is a little harder, requires moving an outfielder, but obviously it will happen sooner or a bit later.
Forgot Cantu and Dickerson, two guys I can easily see in bench roles with next year's Reds.
So maybe there is a plan. Maybe Krivsky sees next year's Reds over at Louisville.