I think the Reds best hope is that Stanton realizes he is done and retires (at least at the end of the year). If he has any ounce of self-respect, you'd think he'd hang it up instead of getting his brains bashed in for another year. It can't be fun for him anymore. Of course, over the past 5 or so years he's been going through these kind of stretches and then he pulls out of it long enough for teams to think he is valuable. The Reds have 2 viable young lefties in Cout, Bray, and Gosling. If they find some starting help, Dumatrait could possibly be a 4th option out of the pen. I think Everyday Eddie is done, although I'd give him a shot in spring training to see if his arm strength comes back. I don't know how soon they have to decide on his option.