Originally Posted by osuceltic
I wouldn't just assume that. If it works out, Jocketty has a history of extending these types of guys.
It's a win-win in a way. If Ellsbury has a great season in his march for a big contract, and the rest of the Reds players put up similar numbers to 2012 or possibly better, this team will be a favorite. The pitching staff intact and, on paper, and improved offense? Wow.
And if Hamilton gets a full season in triple A, and performs well........you probably see him in September.
Plus we retain Cingrani.
And as Beni pointed out, Walt offers a contract to Ellsbury and Reds get draft picks.