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A few Reds predictions

I've said it since he was with the Marlins and now I see that someone else had the same thought come to mind as well as Rotoworld.com writes this about Brad Penny "Penny has been mentioned as a possibility for the Red Sox in a Manny Ramirez deal, but nothing is likely to happen there. Some of the teams that could seek Penny include the Mets, Blue Jays, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies, Rangers, Mariners, Cardinals, A's, Astros, Reds and Brewers. The Dodgers could use him to bring in a corner outfielder or maybe exchange him for bullpen help". Granted that the list is very long for possible suitors for Penny, he is definitely expendable now that Jason Schmidt has signed with the Dodgers and I believe that he would be a nice complement to the starting rotation. Haven't we talked about trying to Brad Penny more than a couple of times during the past few seasons? Remember the "rumor" of the possible trade involving LaWhiff and some change for Penny just before last season? Also, it wouldn't surprise me to see Kriv bring in Craig Wilson. He can play first and right field (keeping our mighty injury-prone so-called superstar Ken Griffey Jr. in center so he won't have to "do what's best for the team"). Wilson was a reserve OF in Pitt, I saw him play some first for NYY, and that would make a lot of sense to me. I can remember someone also talking about the Reds possible interest in Craig Wilson back when he was with Pitt. IMO, the only way we sign Mark Loretta is that Kriv has something cooked up involving trading either BP or EE which hopefully is not the case. I don't think he would go out and sign Alex Gonzalez just to trade him before the season starts but then again, with him anything is possible. Remember, we also have Jerry Gil who can play some infield so that doesn't bode well for BP or EE not to mention the fact that apparently EE must have pissed in Narron's cheerios last year or something. I can see Ryan Freel, Matt Belisle, and Javier Valentin possibly gone from this team come spring training (not saying I'm a fan of it). I'll also throw in Dunn's name for possibly a 45-year-old middle reliever who is a good "baseball guy". To hell with the offense, we gotta have that defense!!! What do you all think???

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