Blatantly stolen from ORG:
What do you see the Reds doing to address their need at lead-off? It is hard to see them signing anyone to a long term deal with Billy Hamilton about a year or so away.
Jerry Crasnick (1:22 PM)
Alex, I asked someone about this yesterday, and I think they're inclined to just go with the status quo (Drew Stubbs in center) until Billy Hamilton is ready. I've heard he looks pretty good in CF in the Arizona Fall League. The Reds people seem cautiously optimistic that he might be ready midway through the 2013 season -- if not sooner.
Forget what you read or heard about Stubbs falling out of favor with Dusty. Dusty loves him some speedy, low-OBP centerfielders. And we all know that OBP just clogs up those bases. It is in-scoring-position percentage that really counts. That's what made T-Virus so awesome.