I'm not really in favor of a move of EdE to LF or 1B. Right now he's cheap and his bat is a real plus at 3B. A move to LF makes his bat kind of Ho Hum. Even if his bat does improve, his salary will be going up as well, making the improvement a value neutral proposition. This off-season, 3B will be an in demand position and the combination of EdE's bat, his salary and the perception that he may be able to play 3B someday, probably makes his trade value as high as it will get. If the Reds think he'll always be this bad at 3B (as I am starting to believe), then I think a trade should be option number 1 with EdE. If the Reds can't acquire a stopgap along the lines of Melvin Mora, then a committee of Keppinger, Rosales and whoever (maybe a cheap pick-up on a minor league deal) can do until Frazier or some one is ready. Of course if the return is crummy, then keep him.