Originally Posted by bellhead
Right now the Reds have two young players at both positions that are under control for the next several years.
Drew Stubbs is under control until 2015 and Zach Cozart is under control until 2017 I think....
For Billy to move to the majors one of these two players will need to be moved. For the Reds its a nice situation to have.... They have to decide which one they like more.
The other wildcard is Philips he is 31 right now, Billy's Eta is around 14 to 15 depending on how he advances which means Brandon will be 33 or 34, will he slow down and be looked at for the hot corner?
As others have said, I think Hamilton is destined for CF. I think his likely ETA is 2014. I think it is likely Stubbs is traded by that point, as he will start getting more and more expensive once he's arbitration eligible. Barring major trades or FA signings, the 2014 lineup will look like this IMO:
LF ??? (could be Lutz, Waldrop, Gelalich, or even Frazier)
3B Frazier (could be H-Rod, Vidal or Youkilis?)