Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am not opposed to calling Hamilton up this September, to use solely as a pinch runner or a spot start once a week. But he should head back to the minors to start next season.
I would say that is completely up to the Reds. I am on the fence about a September call up (I stated my reasons in another thread). Yet I would be dead set against any starts unless the Reds have the division won and home field locked in. He is a defensive liability right now, and could be an offensive one too at the MLB level. I think Hamilton still needs at the very least 1 more full year in the minors, and maybe 2 before he can even be considered for any sort of starting at the MLB level in games that matter.