The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay reports that the Reds are likely to exercise Adam Dunn’s $13MM option for 2008, based on comments from club CEO Bob Castellini. What’s more, an extension is not out of the question. Last we’d heard, it was "hard to see" the Reds picking up the option.
Back in August, the Enquirer noted that the Reds would either pick up the option and trade Dunn or just not exercise it. Dunn, however, gets full no-trade protection until June 15th if the Reds exercise his option. He might have to be convinced to approve a deal this winter.