Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...
I really like Billy Hamilton too! I have been following him since the beginning of last season. But I have to disagree with your trade.
Hamilton was our highest prospect ranked in the Top 100 around the Top 20 to be exact. If we were to offer him in a trade I would like to get a big return out of it. It might mean we would have to pair him with other young talent that teams may want like Corcino, Soto, Rodriguez, or even young major league talent like Hoover or Bailey. In return I expect we would get a long term, cheap, and relatively young major league talent that fills a hole.
This team needs to be in a win now mode though too. The long term idea is to make sure we are competitive in the future, but the win now idea has to be top priority too. We are fortunate to have this talent this year. Choo, Latos, and Bailey all need to be extended to stay. Also, we have players like Votto and Phillips who's salary will increase too.
So keeping in mind the talent we are giving up and the priorities to win now and stay competitive in the future, I think the better options include Stanton and Profar. Of course, we would need to get more back than just those two. Maybe try to aquire some younger, high potential prospects so as not to completely thin out the farm.
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