Re: Billy Hamilton: #1 on the BA Hot Sheet
I think the bigger issue than the options (but its an issue too) is locking up a 40 man roster spot before you need to with Hamilton.Th Reds are a little short in the upper minors now and may not need the spot, but it may cost them a player they want to keep at some point by locking that spot in.
If you just want a fast guy, why not get some one closer to the majors who may be able to contribute in other ways? Joey Gathright would seem a good fit for this role (though I wouldn't bother witrh this at all). . Heck, I'd even give Willy T a call before I'd lock myself in to a situation I can't get out of. If I want something as imited as a designated Pinch Runner, I want the ability to cut him loose when the play-offs are over.
I'd rather add somebody who can hit a Home Run off the bench for the stretch run and the post season. Use this spot to pick up a guy on August 31 from a team that's out of it. Jason Giambi, Jim Thome, heck even Jonny Gomes would be better than making a spot for a pinch runner only type IMO.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 06-19-2012 at 09:01 PM.