The MLB Winter Meetings Thread in Sports Posted December 10, 2008 · Report reply From Rosenthal: The Jermaine Dye-to-the-Reds discussions continue at a "moderate" level, but for the moment the White Sox continue to plan on Dye being their Opening Day right fielder, according to a major-league source. A deal for Dye was indeed close before Thanksgiving, the source said, with the White Sox expected to receive right-hander Homer Bailey and perhaps another prospect in return. The trade, however, stalled in part due to questions about how much the White Sox would pay of Dye's $11.5 million salary next season. The amount they paid would have affected the quality of the second prospect in the deal. Now, the Reds simply might wait to determine whether they can sign a free-agent outfielder such as Bobby Abreu or Pat Burrell at a comparable salary without giving up any players in a trade. Neither Abreu nor Burrell was offered salary arbitration by their former clubs, so neither would cost the Reds a draft pick. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean it'd be nice to sign Abreu or Burrell and give up nothing, but I have doubts either will sign for 11-12 million a year. Plus, if you're gonna sign Pat, why didn't they just resign the younger and better Dunn, as they are quite similar. The player I'd want the Reds to sign is Milton Bradley, I don't care about the attitude, the only thing that worries me is the injury history. But in GABP Bradley would put up great numbers and would be that switch hitting bat they need between Votto and Bruce.