Re: Who plays CF in 2014?
I think a lot of hamiltons value will not only be in his numbers, but what he does for the numbers of other players. This season I've seen votto pitched around with balls outside or in the dirt it's crazy. If Hamilton is on first base and this happens he could easily end up on second or third with obviously the best hitter in the league at the plate. Plus votto and any other reds hitter will probably see more fastballs with billy in base just because if his speed alone. This could lead to way more hits and offense.
I don't expect Hamilton to come up and instantly be a world beater, but give the dude a shot in center. It seems like a lot of people are writing him off before we even see him in the bigs. Good center fielders are expensive. Use the money to replace choos offensive production at another spot (it'd be cheaper than in center) and give billy a chance to showcase his speed. If he doesn't workout get one of the marginal names that get mentioned here all the time at the 2014 deadline.