Re: Trade Billy Hamilton + other prospects for Justin Upton?
I think a few of you guys may be trying to split hairs too finely. The point everybody agrees on is that the Reds desperately need guys on base ahead of Votto. Otherwise, you have a colossal waste of one of the best potential RBI machines in baseball. That's why in another thread I speculated about HRod playing 3B for the Reds - not because he's ready or even the ideal option for manning 3B, but because he may be the best OBP option the Reds have internally if they don't bring someone in. BP is versatile, but he can only hit in one spot at a time. In my opinion, the Reds need two additional hitters - either two high OBP guys (in which case BP could hit 4th) or 1 high OBP guy & one power hitter (in which case BP could hit 1st or 2nd).