Originally Posted by Jim Fazio
I was one of the few who didn't like the trade of Hamilton, but consider this. You simply do not trade an every day player, one who will play in 150 + ( I know if is body holds up because of substance abuse) for a pitcher (Volquez who has been great) that will play in 30-35 games all year. Just doesn't make sense to me. Look at what Hamilton is doing, leading mvp contender, driving in runs at record pace and the Reds are no better. Just imagine what an outfield the Reds could have had in the years to come. I will never like this deal!!
I know we have discussed this before on the board...and I agree with you. I hated the trade when I heard about it...even though I live right outside of Arlington,Texas and knew all about Volquez...I would not have traded Josh for him either.
Volquez is a stud pitcher, and unfortunately we had to give up something to get something. I just wish that "something" would have been some other players. Keep in mind, the Narron's were hired by the Rangers after last season, and not only are they Josh's support system, but they knew the type of talent they were getting.
If Josh stays clean...and I am betting he will...he will be a star here Texas for a long time. They love him already here. The talk shows around here think they got the best end of the deal, just like many of our fans feel we did.
Only time will tell.