Nope, not this year. Not in spring training. Not looking at how the young guys progress. Not if we get out to a hot April. Not if we take first place in May. Not in June and ere only a few games out. A no point in July, regardless of the standings, will I think to myself, "Hey, they're hanging around, I wonder if they'll make a deal."
Nope. I am being pessimistic. The young guys are going to all regress. Those that do not will suffer career-enders. The Reds will be forced to field a rotation featuring Jimmy Haynes, Paul Wilson, and of course Eric Milton. Quentin McCracken? We could use a cleanup hitter. Wily Mo Pena? How'd you like to play shortstop, son?