Re: If only...
The Reds hadn't traded Hamilton for Volquez. What if they had just waited one year to trade Hamilton? They went from making one of the best baseball moves in the past decade, to someone who was afraid of the unknown.
The worst non move by the Reds was the balking at trading for and then signing Scott Rolen to an extension. He wanted to come to Cincy but ended up in St. Louis because the Cards ownership was willing to pay for him. It sure would have been nice to see Scott as a Red during his prime and for a decade.
It was also sad when the Reds had a chance to win the division but wouldn't fork over the extra cash to trade for Colon or Chuck Finley.