Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I would call Hamilton up once the roster expands and not think twice about it. If the Reds were to make the playoffs he would also be on my 25 man playoff roster.
If he is in AA now I don't think the Reds really have to worry about burning up all of his options. If I am in a short series where a 4th and 5th starter isn't needed I want Hamilton's speed off the bench over a Bailey or Leake or Arroyo who isn't going to really help the team out of the pen. It would make little sense to me to insert Mesoraco or Leake or Arroyo as a pinch runner late in the game when you have maybe the most dynamic baserunner in the game today at your disposal.
If you want Hamilton on your playoff roster, you have to call him up before September.