WHAT THEY NEEDED: They lost first baseman Hal Morris, outfielder Mike Kelly, pitchers Pete Schourek, Mike Morgan and Jeff Brantley. What do they need? You name it.
WHAT THEY GOT: Pitchers Pete Harnisch, Mark Hutton and David Weathers, outfielder Melvin Nieves and first baseman-outfielder Dmitri Young.
WHAT IT ALL MEANS: The Reds are Titanic without the sappy ending. They lost 15 players from last year's roster but didn't make much of an effort to replace them. Harnisch has very good stuff, but he's undependable; Young could fill in for Morris but looks more like a once-promising player who never panned out, much like Nieves.