Suddenly the Reds have a few cheap position players ready to assume a role in Cincy while more expensive guys can be shipped off to help the team reload. Beyond Bruce and Votto, Rosales, Dorn and Dickerson could all be playing roles in Cincy next year. That is in addition of course to Hamilton, Keppinger, Cantu, Hopper and Pedro Lopez. I wouldn't be surprised to see Tatum or Perez as an option as a back-up catcher by mid-2008 either.
The major league team has been held back in part by poor decicions on questionable vets. Hopefully the progress made by the organization in 2007 will make it easier to say no to these mistakes this winter.