Originally Posted by RedlegJake
I totally oppose bringing Billy up but you are right....let him get hot and lots of people will start pressing the Billy button. There is this...the guy has always struggled early after a promotion but gets it together and ends up solid. I'm not too concerned about his horrid AAA line yet.
Yea I agree.
I can even see the line of reasoning that the Reds might be a marginally better team with Hamilton right now.. I'm not 100% convinced, but it's possible.
But man, this kid might be a star someday. Let's don't disrupt his development, especially when it's only a marginal at best improvement.
The Reds made a mistake and called up Homer way too early. Had they been more patient with Homer, he might've "clicked' earlier.. Maybe not, but at least Homer would've been spared all the barbs he got from being thrown to the wolves too soon.
Even if Hamilton ends up only becoming a middle-of-the-pack CF, it's another great success story for the Reds' farm system. A farm system needs to crank out the Cozarts, Frasiers, LeCures, and Heiseys along with the occasional star.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!