Since a campaign to prevent Ned from trading youth for downside of the hill rentals or fill-ins failed, dare I hope that he is brave enough to reverse course so that we end up better off than we began? Teams like Tampa Bay and Chicago should now be willing to go out and get a big bat (hopefully Manny still might qualify as a DH), and LA has many other pieces to trade/package (which might make Boston or even Atlanta---dare I use the word Giants--- a viable partner). In my mind these would now include Lilly (we don't need that rental anymore---never really did but that's water under the bridge), Blake and even Martin (most people don't think LA will meet his retention price). Actually, I would say that very few players should now be considered untouchable---depending on what players we can get in return. Player movement for the sake of seeing different people on the field or in the organization is foolish. So the first part of any such activity is a serious plan. That must start with a realistic analysis of whether we can put a strongly competitive team next year or not until 2012, and who from the present team are likely to be key contributors to that team. In my mind there are a lot of holes to fill and/or upgrade. How about a serious discussion of what Ned should be doing in the next week or so and why.