the Reds have needs. if you were Walt who would you try to deal to fill those needs? lets assume for a moment he tries to trade excess players we have at certain spots to fill our needs ( young SS, stopgap LF, etc ).
assuming he doesn't make some mega deals involving guys like Arroyo /Cordero/etc here are my thoughts:
1. Matt Maloney.
He seems the odd man out despite being a lefty. His ceiling is less than Bailey or Thompson. He hasn't had major league success like Ramirez & Owings.
Also it seems Ramirez and Owings could pitch out of the pen.
Plus he is a flyball pitcher.
2. EE, Phillips OR Valaika.
From reports Valaika will play 2B or 3B ( not SS ). He'll start in AAA.
Thats three guys for two positions. Plus we have Kep, Richar & Rosales hanging around Cinci or Louisville to fill in. Plus if we got a real SS Gonzo could play some 2B or 3B (if healthy).
Frazier & Soto could play 3B and they are two of our top three prospects.
I personally would move EE now but that is just me.
3. Stubbs or Heissey (i may have butchered his name).
I think Dickerson will not be an everyday centerfielder. More likely a LH part of a platoon or good 4th OF. He could make a platoon with Heissey and make Stubbs available. I wouldn't move Stubbs for just anything but if we could get a young SS back I would.
4. after that it seems we don't have much. a lot of 'c' prospects and junk like Belisle & Majik ( who will be released if not traded )