I'm having withdrawal now that the winter meetings are over- so, I find it interesting to engage in wild speculation:
--The O's are in Serious trade talks w/ the Cubs to trade 2nd baseman, someone in another thread pointed out that this is suspicious and speculated that B. Phillips might be on his way to the O's
-- Reds are inquiring on Colorado's 2nd baseman, why?
--Reds are inquiring on Rios, why?
Even there's any truth to these reasons, then either Wayne's insane, or B. Phillips is being offered in trade... possibly to the O's.
Theoretically speaking - if the Reds traded Bailey for Rios and traded Phillips and Votto to the O's for Bedard. Would we be happy or sad?
We lose a RH bat but we gain a better one, Kepp or other replacement takes over for Phillips at 2nd... Rios fills in for Dunn who moves to 1st to fill in for Votto.
Outfield: Rios, Hamilton, Griffey (Bruce in the future)
This gives us our RH bat and 1a Starter...
I wouldn't be upset about this...