Re: Hamilton AL MVP
Congrats to Josh. I hope it's the first of many and I hope he keeps on the straight and narrow path for himself and his family's sake.
As for the trade, the Reds needed starting pitching at the time. Where the Reds are now and where they were then are night and day.
It's too easy to look at Josh now and say it was a bad trade. He was a drug and alcohol risk at the time, and he has also been quite injury prone. And nobody knows how much damage he has done to his body with those abusive years.
I had mixed feelings about the trade at the time, but understood why they did it.
Congrats to Josh.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread