John Fay’s column yesterday was an attempt to list reasons why the Reds shouldn’t trade Brandon Phillips and/or Bronson Arroyo. It’s all based on the premise that the Reds might be able to compete in 2010.

Personally, I think that’s silly; I don’t think there’s any way the Reds can compete next year. This is not a good team. So go ahead and trade Phillips and Arroyo, right?

Well, I don’t trust the powers that be to get a good return for either guy. This is a front office that evaluated Willy Taveras and decided he was worth a two-year contract, when everyone else in the world knew that was insane. So don’t trade Phillips and Arroyo, right?

Who knows? I bet you guys and gals have an opinion, though.