Originally Posted by dougdirt
For starters, the original poster of this thread talked about calling him up in September. Maybe not 'right now', but it is pretty darn close.
I sure did, and I've yet to see someone address the fact that if the Reds are in a tight race for a playoff spot with a week or two left that he wouldn't be unbelievably valuable to the club. Who will get called up in September? Janish? Francis? What will those guys add necessarily? Hamilton gives you a pinch runner that can get into scoring position with a steal and score on any practically any single.
Doug, I know you know more about the ins and outs of baseball than I do, but how are you coming up with Hamilton only having one option left if he gets a September call up? Haven't guys like Janish and Fischer gone back and forth between the bigs and AAA about five times?
Either way, I'm an advocate of promoting him in 6 weeks or so if he's still Red hot. If Gregorious is also playing well, I think he'll be headed to AAA by then.