Originally Posted by muethibp
If the money is workable, they should resign Choo to play CF next year, tell Billy he's not even being considered for next year so that he has time to develop at the appropriate pace, let Ludwick walk after 2014 and hope that Hamilton is ready in 2015 for a Choo-Hamilton-Bruce OF.
That's if the Reds keep him. I'd totally support trading him at this deadline. Because to answer the question posed in the subject..."yes." Yes, I have a great deal of concern about Hamilton's ability to be a contributor and very little expectation that he's going to be a star.
The only way Choo is a Red after this year is if they sign him for 5 years. There is no chance he signs for anything near 1-3 years.