Originally Posted by RedlegJake
The money part is why I think all the trade talk that includes Hamilton is hot air. The Reds want him in Cincinnati someday with all the buzz growing he's money in the bank and butts in the seats...
That only works for a long period of time if he is good though. If he winds up being Juan Pierre, it might last three weeks. You trade him for Justin Upton and Upton goes 2011 on you? That puts more butts in the seats (of course it has to in order to make up the difference in pay) because it is going to lead to more winning.
I fully believe Hamilton is off limits though because of the PR machine that is. I wouldn't be actively trying to trade him by any means. But in the right kind of deal, he should be available.