Honestly, last season's hype sucked me in with the 150+ SBs and decent OPS, but the reality of 2013 makes me less excited about the arrival of this top prospect than any in a long time. He could probably be a useful PR, but the value of those steals is pretty minimal IMO. I'd rather have a guy who could hit a HR or two.
He hit .256 with a .308 OBP in AAA.
If the Reds are even somewhat considering going into next year with an offense consisting of Frazier, Cozart, Hamilton and the pitcher as part of their everyday 9 then they are crazy.
You think the offense was frustrating this year? If that is the plan I have very little hope for next year.
When they committed to Votto and BP they were banking on guys like Frazier, Hamilton and Mez being at least average MLB players.
They won't find many teams willing to give up Choo and money again.
Didn't see it posted, but Villareal DFAd to make room on the 40 man. Kyle Lotzkar must have pictures of somebody.
Reds sent RHP Pedro Villarreal outright to Triple-A Louisville.Villarreal was first designated for assignment and then outrighted to the minors after clearing waivers. The 25-year-old right-hander registered a 4.43 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 109 2/3 innings this summer in the minors. Sep 2 - 1:15 PM
Good write-up about Hamilton. I couldn't agree more with this quote from Dusty:
"He's not the focal point here, the focal point is for us to win and win the division and hopefully win the World Series. We hope he can help us in some small or large way to do that."
what number is billy ?