They've been doing their homework.
"Reds signed shortstop Orlando Cabrera to a one-year, $3 million contract.
In a clever bit of accounting, Cincinatti paid for roughly half of Cabrera's salary by dumping Willy Taveras' corpse on Oakland and taking the negligible utilityman talent dropoff from Adam Rosales to Aaron Miles. Cabrera's deal also contains a $3 million mutual option for 2011 with a $1 million buyout. He will start at shortstop and probably bat second for the Reds, providing a nice upgrade over Paul Janish. Cabrera, 35, batted .284/.316/.389 last season with nine home runs and 77 RBI in 656 at-bats between the A's and Twins."
One of the pillars of Bakermetrics.