Hamilton K'd 20.2% of his ABs in AA last year. When Bruce was in AA his was 27%. Hamilton knows how to take a walk, has gotten on base at every level he's played at, switch hits and is almost guaranteed to be better than Stubbs when he gets up here. He's already gathered a ton of media attention, which will sell tickets. Not to mentioned he won't cost as much as some of the names thrown around here. The Reds only need a temporary solution in CF until he arrives and should focus on getting a clean up hitter who can play LF in order to move Phillips move in front of Joey in the batting order for 2014.
The focus should be on constructing a long term contender. Right now our biggest weakness if CF and the leadoff spot. We have one of the hottest prospects in baseball almost ready to come up who can fill both needs. I don't understand everyone suggesting trade ideas that you would do if you thought 2013 is a make or break season. Most everyone on the team is locked up, we have a MVP candidate at first, one of.the best second basemen in the game, a rookie of the year calibre SS, and an All-Star right fielder, not to mention an amazing and young rotation one of the best bullpens in baseball. What's the rush to trade off our hottest prospect? If we trade anything it should he the young pitching were stocking up in the minors, and is even hesitate to do that.
Last edited by joshua; 12-03-2012 at 11:16 AM.