Am I the only one who would have loved to have seen the Reds sign Pat Burrell for two years and $16 million? For that matter, I would have been all over Milton Bradley for three years and $30 million.

Yeah, I know there’s no guarantee the Reds could have gotten those guys at those prices. Heck, if I were a player, I’d probably rather play for Tampa Bay or Chicago, too.

Still, we’re going to be stuck with an outfield of Willy Taveras, Jerry Hairston, Jr., and Jay Bruce. I would have taken Burrell or Bradley in a heartbeat, and their asking prices, as it turns out, were quite reasonable.