Originally Posted by AmarilloRed
I agree with the two of you. From all I have heard, Votto is a good player who can hit the ball to all fields. I really hope the two of you are correct and we see both Votto and Cantu play first next year. So with it clear we need to clear Hatteberg to have Votto at first, would you seek a waiver deal for Hatteberg? If he is ot going to be here next year, it would be best to trade him for the best prospects we can and call Votto up as soon as the trade is done. I would hope the Reds are doing that right now. I would like the Reds to try and trade Hatteberg to a playoff team where his experience might help them.
It may be that Reds management doesn't agree with us. C Trent Rosecrans said this yesterday. "It looks like the Reds will have Hatteberg around for another year. The Reds brass is not high on Votto. They think he is a AAAA player" I really hope his sources are wrong. That would be a monumental mistake by Reds management
I don't see how that could be the case. Dude was in the AAA All -Star game wasn't he? He's on the top 10's of every Publication as a no-miss prospect, etc, etc...
Hatteberg was sent through waivers, but was claimed and then withdrawn, so they obviously were TRYING to trade him. I think that is a ploy to get the word out for trying to trade Hatteberg in the off-season. He's WAY too old to keep around, just because he can hit at/near .300. He's got no power, and you need that from your corner infielders, especially 1b. We haven't had that since Sean Casey hit 20 HRs like 10 years ago...