Hamilton has already shown what a disruptive force he can be against the opposition.
That's what matters to me. I don't want the Reds to lose that waiting for him to develop into Rickey Henderson in the minor leagues.
Use him wisely. Don't play him against the very top pitchers immediately. Have another CFer who can play sometimes and show him the ropes.
But letting Hamilton give away peak speed years to the minor leagues is unwise.
And I have no doubt the Reds will see it that way. I'm very confident he will be on the team.