Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Cameron is a good writer and analyst but why would he think rushing Hamilton up is a good idea? I mean did he back up his thinking with any numbers or analysis or talking points why he thought it would be a good idea? I like him too but he's in the minority on this one where baseball insiders - ie coaches, former players etc are concerned. Mostly its fans who call for Billy to be with the Reds in September and the professionals who say wait. At least the ones I've read.
While I don't see Billy having a big effect on the Reds if he was called up...what are the negatives of doing so?
1) Spot on the 40 man - big deal...a lot of chaff on there right now
2) Screw up his development - I highly doubt that
3) A month of service time - that's alittle hairy
Am I missing anything else?