Reds beat writer John Fay says he thinks the Reds will hold on to Adam Dunn and take the draft picks when he leaves as a free agent, because Cincinnati's outfield is so thin that they can't afford to lose Dunn.
With Ryan Freel done for the year, the Reds currently have four healthy outfielders on the roster. That means if they traded Adam Dunn or Ken Griffey Jr. right now, you're looking at Corey Patterson playing every day. That might blow up this blog.
This makes no sense to me. The Reds would only trade Dunn if they were prepared to give up on the season. And since they're four games under .500 and 11 games back of the Cubs, it's probably about time to give up on the season. So, if you're looking ahead to next season, who cares if Patterson is playing everyday in August and September?
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