Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
If Hamilton proves adept as scouts think at CF, how good a bet is he to be Cincinnati's leadoff hitter in 2013? 2014?
Were I LaMarre, Smith, Rodriguez, or other CFers in the pipeline, I'd be bummed.
Were I Gregorius or Cozart, I'd be really happy with the news.
Agreed. This will likely relegate LaMarre to future 4th OF duties where I have said all along I think he belongs (think of him as an eventual replacement for Heisey). Bryson Smith will be happy just to make it to the show. Yorman Rodriguez is much more likely to be a RF than a CF if he makes it that far.
The biggest question will be if the Reds trade (or even non-tender?) Stubbs in this offseason. I think he is as good as gone come 2014.