There were some moves that worked out just fine and shouldn't be considered poor moves.
I like it. Could anyone possibly be more motivated to have this work out than Hamilton? He's lucky he's not dead, and here he is with a second chance. If it doesn't work out and he relapses, all you are out of is a few bucks. That the Reds paid to move up and get him indicates there was more than a passing interest in the kid.
Who says the D-Rays take him back? I wouldn't be surprised to see us offer him back and the D-Rays pass. Then we ship him down to Chattanooga.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
Reds don't make a trade for this guy if they don't keep him on the 40-man roster. Good acquistion.
As for his addiction, I give him all the respect in battling his demons. Instead of criticizing him, we should pat him on the back for support.
If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.
I agree with you Krusty if they wern't going to keep him they wouldn't have Traded for him.
Wayne's best move since Phillips IMO.
why are Reds fans such simpletons these days..why can't we demand more from our team?
If Arroyo, Schoenweis, Guardado, and Lohse make you proud of our pitching then you have no reason to complain even once this year if we are a sub-500 team.
Bottom line: fans still have the most power in a pro baseball team. If the GM, owner, managers, or players are screwing up--voice your opinion. Dont go to games. Stop watching it on TV. Dont buy memoribilia. Dont buy tickets or concessions.
Money talks and us fans are where the Reds get it from.
There are 5 spots out there for the bench....Freel/Denorfia, Valentin, Castro all have spots. So that leaves 2 spots that Hamilton, Harris, Moeller, Hopper, and Crosby will have to fill. That is if they dont add another starting outfielder. If that happens then i think that will directly lead to a trade involving Denorfia or Freel. I love this move I really hope he works out even if its just a solid bench player.
2006 Redzone mock Draftee's- 1(st) Daniel Bard(redsox), 1(st sup)( Jordan Walden (Angels), 2(nd) rd.- Zach Britton(Orioles), 3(rd) Blair Erickson(Cardinals), 3(rd) Tim Norton( Yankees),(cuz its a Tim Hortons thing
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.