The Sporting News’ front page article:

They don’t mention the Reds’ needs (they’re talking about “contenders” and apparently don’t see the Reds as such; honestly, I don’t either)…but they do mention some other team’s needs.

Phillies/Brewers – Starting pitching

I don’t know what they have available in young players that could help the Reds (corner OF / SS / C / 3B?) and I don’t know that I’d be willing to make a deal with the Brewers, but I’d see if the Phillies had any interest in Arroyo (hopefully) or Harang.

Tampa – Closer

If they felt like a closer could make a difference, what about Cordero to them? Again, I don’t know what they have available, but on this team an expensive closer still seems like an extravagance.