Re: Hamilton trade
Volquez is a great pitcher, no doubt about that. What you have to ask yourself is would Hamilton's offense have been enough to win us 5 or 6 more games up to this point. Volquez has won 7 games, another pitcher in his spot may have won 1 or 2. So that is 5 wins that Volquez is responsible for. Would Josh's bat been enough to make up those 5 games? If so then we are even. If his bat would have been enough to win 10 more games, then were 5 ahead.
As good as Josh's bat is the reality is he may have made a difference in 3-4 games. So I think we are in better shape with Volquez. At least up to this point.
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