Originally Posted by Girevik
I'm always leery of basing a move on what is in the minors, especially at the AA level and lower. Right now Hamilton is a ton of raw talent with no real position and a still developing bat. I'm very much much a "bird in the hand" kind of guy when it comes to talent. Give me the proven commodity any day.
That's just being prudent, I can't disagree. Upon thinking more about Span, however, you know he could still be a good trade chip for the Reds if and when Hamilton becomes ready. So, I guess he would have more value to the Reds than I was suggesting (I was thinking more in terms of him being of 1 yr. stop-gap).