Re: Hamilton being sent to AA
He would have the offseason to continue working on his game defensively, and it would have to be significant progress for the Reds to consider him MLB ready at short. They could also go the other route and switch him to CF in the offseason and I'd say he'd be passable out there before the whole 2013 year passed by and quite likely by May or June. Again, this all depends on the hitting being ready. I just think if the trade deadline comes and goes with lots of interest for Hamilton but the Reds keep him, that could precipitate some other moves around the roster that involve money and whether or not Stubbs, Heisey, Cozart, Janish, or Gregorius are with the team. Hamilton has a lot of gravity right now with the potential to add mass.