The Los Angeles Times suspects that the Reds will be interested in recently DFA'd Jeff Weaver:
Stoneman will have even less leverage in trade talks for Weaver, who is expected to draw interest from several National League clubs, including the Dodgers, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Diego.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune thinks that Maddux could help round out the Reds' rotation:
In his last 12 starts, Maddux is 2-8 with a 6.72 ERA. He's not the guy a contender is going to want at the front of its rotation. But he could help a lot of teams round out a group of starters, with a chance to become a difference-maker if he gets 10 to 12 starts down the stretch.
While teams like Texas and Minnesota could use him, Maddux's value would appear to be greater in the National League, where he has spent his whole career. It's questionable how well his repertoire of finesse pitches would hold up against American League lineups. But for teams like the Dodgers, Padres, Cardinals, Reds or Brewers, he could be a key addition.
Don't get me wrong; I have faith in the talent-evaluation ability of Wayne Krivsky. It's the pool of talent he has to evaluate that I'm concerned about.