At least, according to this story:
There was only one place Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky could be this weekend.
Krivsky, who has yet to take any road trips during his first season with the club, often scouts the organization’s farm system instead.
Not this time. He was back at his office and hunkered down at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Major League non-waiver trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET on Monday.
“I don’t know how busy I’m going to be,” Krivsky said. “I’m here if somebody wants to do anything. I’m just trying to make the team better. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t here and near a phone the next few days.” …
A report out of Baltimore said Cincinnati was looking at Orioles first baseman Jeff Conine. Making $1.75 million this season, Conine was closing in on 450 plate appearances and that would automatically trigger a $2 million option for 2007. As a 40-year-old, that could be a drawback.
Another published report said the Reds might have interest in Phillies starters Cory Lidle or Jon Lieber. Lidle, a former Red, is a free agent after the season. Lieber is signed through 2007 and will make $7.5 million next season. Krivsky’s former club, the Twins, have been looking all summer to deal deposed starter Kyle Lohse as well.
We’re really just in wait-and-see mode right now. I must say, however, the names mentioned above don’t excite me.