Re: Hamilton being sent to AA
I tend to agree the wait will be longer, but I just thought I'd introduce the possibility that it could go faster. We've seen the payoff on waiting (Votto, Alonso, Frazier) vs rushing (Bailey, Bruce). But you could argue it's all gone as well as it could have with Bailey, Bruce, Stubbs, and even Cueto. The general tag line with "rushed" prospects is that they had nothing left to learn at their level, which I often find hard to believe. In Bruce and Bailey's cases, clearly they did have things they could have learned. The question becomes can they help the Reds while learning the hard way? It also becomes a question of ticket sales. In this way, I think the baton of hyped-and-less-than-ready-prospects-that-can-help-the-Reds-win-games-AND-sell-tickets could be passed from Bailey to Bruce to Hamilton. I bet Hamilton's first game would see some nice attendance.