Five questions I have as the Reds wind down the season and prepare for what should be an active offseason:
1. Pete Mackanin.
Do you sign him to a one-year deal considering how the club played the second half of the season? Or do you go out and hire a veteran manager with a history of success.
2. Keppinger or Gonzalez.
Who should be the everyday shortstop next season?
3. Adam Dunn.
Do you pick up his option and trade him (see Gary Sheffield deal last year with the Yankees--Tigers) for pitching help? And if you trade him can they replace the lost offensive production he generates by possibly having Josh Hamilton as the everyday LF?
4. Jared Burton.
Do you reverse roles next season and make him the closer and Weathers the setup man?
5. Wayne Krivsky.
This will be Krivsky's third offseason. If his moves this offseason doesn't turn the club around and have them finish above .500 in 2008, should he be shown the door?