What’s Dan O’Brien doing in the days leading up to the trade deadline? No one seems to know, and O’Brien isn’t saying.

He’d better not trade Adam Dunn, lest he experience a revolt within Redleg Nation.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

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  1. Well, first off no one is really untouchable.

    But Dunn isn’t the Reds problem nor would his salary in the future be if some of the deadwood could be moved.

    And yes even despite attempts to discredit Dunn with popularity tags like AS games and player growth issues (25 year old guy with his numbers… sorry that’s impressive) just makes the whole issue laughable in my eyes

    Then coupled with a micro stat obsession with a subsequent macro stat avoidence just makes the issue of tradinfg Dunn first and foremost even more hilarious.

  2. Just heard that the Reds are offering the Dodgers Adam Dunn for their top prospect Joel Guzman and former top prospect Edwin Jackson. What does everyone think?

  3. We need more. Both bring too much risk. Jackson has struggled the last two years, but has been good as of late in AA. Guzman strikes out a lot. Like 30% of the time, while he’s still young, that makes him very risky. They would have to include their top pitching prospect in that trade, Chad Billingsley, for me to be satisified.

  4. I agree, Tyler. Jackson is basically worthless at this point, and Guzman for Dunn is just silly.

  5. Hugo where did you hear this? I’s not going to happen. Those guys are worth Sean Casey, but that’s about it.

    Jayson Stark said that the Padres are probably where Randa is going to end up. I guess Sean Burroughs isn’t going to be in the 3B post-season plans.

    Anyone know the Padres’ system? Who might we get in return? These are the guys who gave up on Turnbow . . . we can only dream they have another one of those up their sleaves. At least with Bowden we had hope that he could sucker another team for gold. With O’Brien, we’re lucky to get wholesale value.

  6. hahahah. Man, you must really want to have Casey’s baby. Guzman > Casey. Sickels says he is LA’s No. 1 and BA agrees. Sean Casey is not worth any team’s no. 1 prospect. Heck he’s not even worth any teams no. 20 prospect.

  7. ok, maybe I was exaggerating about Casey. The point is that it’s not worth trading Dunn for them. And at least Casey has some numbers to back him up. All Guzman has is his age.

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/joel_guzman.shtml

  8. All he has is age? And scouts drool, not to mention tremdous power for a 19 year old.

  9. I heard a rumor yesterday on Lance’s show about one of the young OFers (I think they said Dunn) to the Cubs for Corey Patterson, their top pitching prospect (Rich Hill, I think his name is) and someone else.

    If they’re going to trade of of the three young guys, I’d prefer they trade Pena. I know it’s a gamble, but his lack of plate discipline and his bad defense make him more of a question mark than Dunn or Kearns, IMO.

  10. Today’s SD paper lists the possible prospects who’d be traded for Randa:
    RHP Jared Wells (11-3, 3.44 ERA with high Single-A Lake Elsinore)
    RHP Michael Ekstrom (12-3, 3.17 with low Single-A Fort Wayne)
    LHP Sean Thompson (3-4, 4.33 with Double-A Mobile)
    RHP Justin Germano (7-6, 3.70 with Triple-A Portland)

    The Padres system is definitely stronger in position players than pitchers right now (Stauffer, and less-recently Peavy having been called up).

    Germano’s really the only one I’m familiar with – he pitched 21 innings last year and got KILLED (8.86 ERA). He’s supposed to be a nice prospect, though. Baseball America lists him as their #7 prospect (2nd pitcher) and Thompson’s #8.

  11. Kearns is the name linked to the Cubs.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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