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    Josh Hamilton a Red

    The Cubs took him 3rd in the rule 5 to trade to us as it was prearranged for cash considerations. The former overall 1st pick of the D-Rays trying to make it back from drug suspensions.
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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    This is a great move. Do you have a link? I didn't realize they traded him to the Reds.

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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    This is a great move. Do you have a link? I didn't realize they traded him to the Reds.
    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/tra...aspx?sport=MLB

    "Cubs selected outfielder Josh Hamilton from the Devil Rays with the third pick in the Rule 5 draft.

    Baseball America is reporting that he'll be traded to the Reds. They can take a look at him, but it's highly unlikely that they'll keep him. The 25-year-old Hamilton played in just 15 games in his comeback season, hitting .260/.327/.360 in the Midwest League. Prior to that, he hadn't played in a game since 2002. It's not very likely that he'll have a career in the majors, and he certainly isn't ready now."

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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Redus View Post
    The Cubs took him 3rd in the rule 5 to trade to us as it was prearranged for cash considerations. The former overall 1st pick of the D-Rays trying to make it back from drug suspensions.
    If this is true, I'm a huge fan of this.

    Josh Hamilton still has a bunch of talent.

    You have to be excited about a potential OF of Dunn, Bruce and Hamilton.

    I wonder what we're sending to the Cubs, if this is the case.

    Although I'm suddenly remembering that I thought you couldn't trade Rule V guys, or else they'd return to their original team....

    Someone help me out here.

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    Cash considerations. got to root for the kid. I saw a long thing about him last summer. He's battled back hard from addiction.
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    The Reds will end up keeping him. He may be offered back but more than likely he will be refused IMO. I have no doubt that the Rays feel a change of scenery will further his efforts. His comeback from addiction is nothing short of miraculous. Good luck Josh.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    The Reds will end up keeping him. He may be offered back but more than likely he will be refused IMO. I have no doubt that the Rays feel a change of scenery will further his efforts. His comeback from addiction is nothing short of miraculous. Good luck Josh.
    So the Rays are going to let someone have the guy for free *after* he's begun his comeback? What sense does that make for a team that already paid the guy a $3.96MM bonus after it wouldn't cost much additional cash to keep him around?

    I never got the impression that being in the Tampa Bay organization was what Hamilton's problem was. If he plays in the Reds' system he'll still be in the general geographic region of his hometown/residence (Sarasota, Chattanooga, etc.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    So the Rays are going to let someone have the guy for free *after* he's begun his comeback? What sense does that make for a team that already paid the guy a $3.96MM bonus after it wouldn't cost much additional cash to keep him around?

    I never got the impression that being in the Tampa Bay organization was what Hamilton's problem was. If he plays in the Reds' system he'll still be in the general geographic region of his hometown/residence (Sarasota, Chattanooga, etc.).
    Yeah basically. Sounds silly but I personally think that is what they will do. Is he going to play ahead of the Dynamic Trio? No.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    Yeah basically. Sounds silly but I personally think that is what they will do. Is he going to play ahead of the Dynamic Trio? No.
    Well, with that history of success, the Rays don't really have to worry about things coming back to haunt them, do they?

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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    Great move!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Uhhhhhhhh........meh......

    This is dropping 50K and burning a roster spot for branding/marketing...

    I give you the Reds feel good hit of the summer (late summer when its the only reason to still come to the ballpark)..... I can't wait to see him get a few swings after a brief September call up.... hearing the spin machine wax poetic about overcoming adversity will make my heat flutter.... I just wish the Reds would do it for real-ya know?

    Seriously, good for Josh. I truly wish him only the best from the bottom of my heart. But please....

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    Here's to his future in a Reds uniform!!!
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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...tm?POE=SPOISVA

    I saw Hamilton and his wife's family interviewed on television (I believe he no longer has connections to his immediate family), and they said they would escort Hamilton for pretty much every single thing he does for possibly the rest of his life because his addiction is so terrible. It was really sad, but at the same time, it looked like he was finally coming to terms with the fact that he's an addict, and he may never have the strength to battle addiction on his own.

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    Awesome. Hopefully we can get this kid to turn his life aorund.
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    Re: Josh Hamilton a Red

    Can you imagine a worse profession to pursue when battling that kind of problem? Maybe professional musician. I mean, the travel, the hours, the isolation, the money, the easy access ... what a terrible environment for someone with a serious addiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Awesome. Hopefully we can get this kid to turn his life aorund.
    maybe we can bring back Toe Nash to be his mentor.


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