Things are kind of dull around here right now! It seems that all we read about is how the Reds ought to trade off their best players...Cordero, Phillips,etc. I even have a problem with merely unloading Arroyo and Harang. I can't see how trading these guys would improve the Reds at all. Somebody will immediately suggest that it will free up money. My thought is, free up money to go and sign a couple more Willie Taveras/Corey Patterson/Mike Lincoln/Josh Fogg types? The Reds have wasted enough millions to have been able to sign a really good player. Instead they go after Alex Gonzales types. How does trading away your good players and signing poor replacements get you any closer to a pennant? What is so bad is, I'm of that small group that believes that they are just a player or two away from really being in the hunt. It would be something if Mr. C. surprised us all and went out and acquired a player (or 2) like Matt Holiday, Jason Bay, and a decent starting pitcher. Who knows? It might just happen!