One could argue that it's just shear coinidence that these two players happened to finally get hot exactly at the same time they went to Louisville, however, seems to me, double standard and all, the move with EE and TC worked.
Hamiltons a special excption because of his rule 5 status. He's going to get a lot more rope. He also doesn't have a track record of the problems (fielding and lack of focus for EE, Coffey's apparent lack of self confidence) the other players have.
Gonzo is likely to get more rope also since this is his first trip at the rodeo with Cincy, the situation with his children, and, oh yea, he's been over-achieving at the plate to offset his errors in the field.
Players are different and are motivated by different things. Treating them all exactly the same to protect their self-esteme makes little sense, IMO,.