Picking up with the momentum of the polls today, I ask you to ponder this question:
With the Dodgers placing Manny on waivers, should the Reds put in a claim?
It seems there's a decent chance LA will attempt to work out a trade if he's claimed. While San Francisco, who's higher in the waiver priority, may very well jump all over that (thereby giving Cincinnati no chance), if I'm the Reds, I seriously consider this possibility if the Dodgers would take on Gomes (small peanuts given his salary).
I think Manny is still productive enough that it would be tremendous to put him in the lineup with Votto, Rolen and possibly Edmonds in a playoff scenario. Manny's defense leaves a ton to be desired, but who am I kidding... given the defensive performance of the current LF, beggars can't be choosy.
So what say ye. Should the Reds go after Man-Ram.