You know, I can tell many folks here, understandably, are frustrated and feel like the Yankees news of passing on Bronson Arroyo gives the feeling the Reds won't get anything done. I was thinking, though, that the Blue Jays' and Indians' reported stingy demands for Halladay and Lee will help the Reds the next three days.

If those teams continue to hold out for a ransom, there's an awful lot of teams out there needing pitching. I think someone might overpay for Arroyo or Harang if things hold the way they have.

When I say overpay, I do not suggest the Reds will get a fleecing that will make everyone here happy, but I think they could still get more value than perhaps their actual worth.