Re: Will Billy Hamilton get called up this year?
Yes. Not so much as a complete player, but as a pinch runner and possible defensive replacement. I think they want him on the playoff roster to use in that role.
I also think there is a good chance he starts 2014 in AAA if he doesn't significantly improve his hitting. So, I'm not saying he's brought up for the reasons most players are, instead he's brought up for basically one very specific and unique skill.