At this point, it looks like we'll have to reach to find a SS. Either overpaying for a FA or giving too much away in a trade. Trust me, I would like nothing more than for the Reds to find a legit, young SS. But I just don't see it happening. Last report was that Alex Gonzalez would be ready for spring training. Going into the season with him as the starting shortstop is akin to playing Russian Roulette, but it might happen. And the Reds might think they have decent depth at the position with Keppinger, Janish and maybe even Valaika (I know most think he will be a 2B in the Bigs, but he's been a SS in the minors up to this point).
I could see the Reds waiting out the final year of A-Gon's inflated contract before going after a big-time SS next offseason. Actually, I hope I'm wrong, I would like to see a solution this season. But considering Gonzalez is on the books for $5 million and there are other options available behind him, I could definitely see our Reds standing pat.