Wanted to get some opinions why the Reds shouldn't be giving the Royals a call to see if this guy might be available. He is buried on the Royals bench with the young talent they have. He can play centerfield and the infield positions and the Reds could use him in a role like Bip Roberts did many, many baseball years ago. He can get on base and steal a few bases also. Even if Hamilton is able to hold his own in spring training, the Reds could have a dynamic tandem at the top of the lineup for Votto, Ludwick and Bruce.
Even though his numbers were down last year, that could be contribute to switching leagues. But when he was with Florida/Miami his numbers were respectable.
So why wouldn't the Reds want this guy?