Buzz: Reds, Trades, CF and the Mets

Yesterday, the Reds acquired infielder Aaron Miles and a player to be named later from the A’s for OF Wily Tavares and infielder Adam Rosales, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com.

Later, the Reds signed free-agent SS-2B Orlando Cabrera to a one-year, $3 million deal.

Tavares will earn $4 million in 2010, while Miles will earn $2.7 million.

i have had several Mets fans e-mail me wondering if this opens the door for a deal that could send Angel Pagan, a pitcher and Luis Castillo to the Reds, who need a center fielder, in return for either Bronson Arroyo or Aaron Harang, and Brandon Phillips

…i have no idea if the Mets and Reds are still talking… but, from what i can tell, the Reds are looking forward to starting Drew Stubbs in center field, and also see him as their leadoff hitter… there is also buzz suggesting they’ll try to sign free-agent OF Jonny Gomes as insurance… it doesn’t seem like pagan fits in, though i suppose he could start in left field, unless the Reds are also committed to Wladimir Balentieni don’t know, i am just not sure how the above moves signal a potential deal with the Mets… if anything, it suggests otherwise, in that the Reds were able to go out and fill their remaining needs while not increasing payroll…

…i would love to be wrong, though…