Essentially the question also goes hand in hand with free agent signings.

And if the pricetag is too high to sign anyone because it puts payroll above the self-imposed limit management has set, then the only way to make changes is through trades. And these trades would have to lower payroll or be an even swap.

I read on another thread that Fay tweeted payroll is to max out around $92M, but that Reds officials are saying it will max out below $90M.