Since wer're being realistic, I see both Dye and Taveras in the Reds outfield next season.
Taveras---If the Reds were willing to pay Patterson 3 to 4 million for one year's service, what makes you think they won't do the same for Taveras? Taveras will be a one year stopgap in center till Drew Stubbs is ready.
Dye---I think the White Sox want another prospect along with Homer Bailey for Dye. The question is what Uncle Walt is willing to give up to the liking of Kenny Williams? Dye would be another stopgap and there is no longterm commitment in money.
So come Opening Day, I could see an outfield of Bruce, Taveras and Dye.