Originally Posted by Kc61
The Reds are going to be reluctant to bring Hamilton up as a reserve. I think he will likely play in the minors until September, unless he just destroys AAA and is deemed ready to start in the majors.
Otherwise, Hamilton gets his reps playing everyday at AAA. I don't see him playing part time on the Reds this year.
Ryan Lamarre? Not for a meaningful major league role in 2013. Just not ready for that.
No, CF is a place where an experienced hand at AAA would be welcome. Even if he doesn't play much CF in Louisville, because of Hamilton, a Dickerson, or a Grady Sizemore getting healthy, or a guy like Dewayne Wise could be valuable.
Exactly, We can say there are 4 or 5 guys for Louisville, but they are Derrick Robinson, Denis Phipps, Felix Perez, Kris Negron maybe Lamarre or Fellhauer. None of those seem like options in Cincy if something goes wrong. Any of those guys is easily pushed aside (or cut loose completely) for a AAAA guy who could be the next guy in for Cincy. The 26th man if you will.