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    Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    From Basebal Prospectus:
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    by Will Carroll

    "Josh Hamilton is closer to a return. The Reds continue to keep the pace of his return slow for no apparent reason. More than one emailer asked why the Reds would want to make the typical Rule 5 move of "hiding" someone on the DL with a player as talented as Hamilton when the team really has no better option. It's one thing to do it with Adam Stern when Boston was loaded, but do the Reds really believe that Norris Hopper is a better option than Hamilton? Reds sources tell me that the team is convinced they are doing the right thing for Hamilton, making sure that he's absolutely ready to return and that there's no pressure. Also, we have to remember that Hamilton is being helped by Johnny Narron, brother of the ex-manager, and that could be an awkward situation. Hamilton will be back, but no one's in a rush. "


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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    with this bunch ... you just never know.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    but do the Reds really believe that Norris Hopper is a better option than Hamilton
    Marty does. He said it last night.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    I'm perfectly fine with waiting to make sure Hamilton's good to go. Here's a guy who hasn't played even a half season of baseball since I don't know when and who needs to build up some stamina so that he doesn't injure himself again. Sure he's a better option than Hopper, but this is a lost season and there's no incentive to rush him back just to play out the string. Let him rest for a while, let him come back and play the last month and a half and be completely healthy for 2008.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Why not Hamilton, Hopper, Griffey outfield and Freel back to utility?

    This, of course, is once we let Dunn go
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    If we let go of Dunn or Griffey, Jay Bruce better be in the OF on Opening Day next year.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Hopper is fine as a backup, he should never ever be a teams season long solution as a starting outfielder
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Marty does. He said it last night.
    And as he says, Marty will be here when we're gone. As a matter of fact, Marty is doing all he can to make sure the rest of us leave.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabo Fan View Post
    I'm perfectly fine with waiting to make sure Hamilton's good to go. Here's a guy who hasn't played even a half season of baseball since I don't know when and who needs to build up some stamina so that he doesn't injure himself again. Sure he's a better option than Hopper, but this is a lost season and there's no incentive to rush him back just to play out the string. Let him rest for a while, let him come back and play the last month and a half and be completely healthy for 2008.
    I don't mean to sidetrack the thread, but why do people keep saying this... including Marty today.

    The Reds play 30 games within the NL central before the season ends. IMHO, they're playing decent ball right now and anything can happen.

    The season isn't over and quite possibly, neither are the Reds.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    TB at some point you have to accept the season is over and start thinking about the guys who are going to be here next year.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    I heard the Reds will evaluate Josh Hamilton in Cincy tomorrow.

    Who goes down if Josh is ready to return to the roster?

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I heard the Reds will evaluate Josh Hamilton in Cincy tomorrow.

    Who goes down if Josh is ready to return to the roster?
    Bellhorn unless somebody's drinking too much.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    TB at some point you have to accept the season is over and start thinking about the guys who are going to be here next year.
    But... I'm not throwing in the towel yet, even though everyone else apparently has. Like I said... 30 more intradivision games to be played.

    I still have faith. Hmmm, maybe I should go to the Faith Day game.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Bellhorn unless somebody's drinking too much.
    Or Ellison. Or Majewski. Or maybe Conine and/or Stanton get traded.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus note on Josh Hamilton's return

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone View Post
    But... I'm not throwing in the towel yet, even though everyone else apparently has. Like I said... 30 more intradivision games to be played.

    I still have faith. Hmmm, maybe I should go to the Faith Day game.
    It's over TB, lets think about 2008
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