1. I'd make the trade for Hernandez. He could hit 20 homers at GABP. Wish he was a better defender, but he's an experienced catcher probably compliments Hanigan OK.
2. Freel for Hernandez is a fair swap from the Reds viewpoint.
3. If Freel goes, the Reds will have to acquire some outfielders. My guess is that Hairston signs and they deal for another guy.
4. Don't discount the possibility that Dickerson platoons in left field rather than center. Reds had numerous opportunities to play him in center in September and usually played him in left. Even with Patterson around, if you really want to try out a centerfielder, you play in center sometimes.