Friday Trade Deadline Open Thread

In the absense of the Reposter the past few days, these threads have been pretty lively.  The Reds havent been so lively, with only one minor move so far, but there have been some pretty big rumors swirling around them.  It looks like they may still be in the hunt for Scott Rolen, and they could potentially trade a pitcher or two.  My source tells me the Reds are still trying to make a big play for Hanley Ramirez, but the new word is that the Reds are hestitant to take on his salary with no clear position to play him.  Alex Gonzalez is deeply entrenched at short, you know.  

I personally will be pretty frustrated if they fail to trade David Weathers for the 3rd straight year.  Arthur Rhodes seems like a name to watch, and possibly even Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo, and Francisco Cordero.  Of course, the non-waiver deadline probably wont be much of an obstacle for the Reds, as most of these guys (Rolen, Harang, Arroyo, Cordero) will likely pass waivers if they want to make a move in August.  So today will probably be a bit disappointing for those of you looking for sparks to fly.

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