Re: Insane trade ideas
I'm sorry but I really don't understand the appeal of the Rios trade. True, Rios is a better version of Hamilton right now, but I would argue that not only has Hamilton already begun to show some ML success, he has a significantly higher ceiling. Giving up our top pitching prospect (not to mention our starting SS) just to acquire more of a sure thing with a lower ceiling just doesn't make much sense to me, especially given the fact that Hamilton is signed at a first year level deal (and controlled for 5 more years). Also, while I'm not one for sentimentality over baseball decisions, I think a lot of Reds fans have latched on to Hamilton, and there's no real baseball reason to dump him at this point. I have no problem trading Gonzalez- I've always wanted to see BP at SS, but this deal just doesn't appeal to me at all.