A few days away, what are the real needs? Should the Reds trade major prospects? If you were GM, how would you handle the trade deadline this year?
I think the Reds need to add offense in the outfield and lefty bullpen depth. These are the areas I see.
I would trade major prospects for a real outfielder, somebody like Markakis perhaps. Alonso, Frazier, Francisco, Joseph, maybe Heisey, all would be possibilities for such a trade.
Reds should try to get Scott Downs or another good veteran lefty reliever. I think the Reds lack depth in this area and Bray is just off injury and may not be ready to be effective this year.