brm7675 asked an interesting question in a Sun Deck thread
I personally think with Kozart and Rolen going on the DL the team would be better to hold pat...not make a move at all.When July 30th rolls around and the Reds make no "serious" moves to improve the roster. Sure they deal Ramon for a couple AA "prospects" and maybe deal Gomes for a single A prospect and do nothing else except calling ups a couple of players from AAA in Sept. How will you view the GM and owner then? Did they do the right thing by NOT dealing away our talent, or are we again bound to be middle of the road type team with our hope on the youngsters making us better?
Going into the season everyone was talking about how the Reds would win the division...I never thought so and I think last year was the mirage. The team is VERY GOOD and next year after another year 2012 is when I see this team really putting it all together and being a dominant force to be reckoned with.
The only move I would make if I were Walt is to get rid of Arroyo and bring in a power bat to put in the middle of the lineup.
I'd consider trading BPhillips because while he is a GREAT player and a fan favorite there is no way he is the heart and soul of this team..other players do not gravitate too him or follow him...I'd bring int he power bat, put Renteria at 2B next year and play Cozart every day at SS.
What are your thoughts?