Clayton Kershaw.Anyway, would it be an exaggeration to say that the Reds have the top two P prospects in baseball? Who would the others be in the conversation? Chamberlain? Kennedy? Gio Gonazalez? Clay Bucholz?
They suspect that he may have durability issues because he's listed at 5'10"? What a bonehead statement. I imagine that half of the Hall-of-Fame pitchers and 70% of the pitchers before 1940 were 5'10" or less.
Height has nothing to do with durability in any sport. I can't believe they said that.
What is encouraging is that we have a 21 year old at the AAA level who's threw for 170 innings last year and performed well, regardless of how many pitches he has.
The organization doesn't have many starters at the High-A Level and above that have thrown for a lot of innings and performed well. Cueto is a Diamond in this organization.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."
Considering how high the Free agent market is, I think we should do what the Tigers did. Let all the kids play whether they are good or not. Then next off season when some of the bigger FA's are out we can sign some of those and get a very competitive team for 2009.
2008 Rotation :
1B - Votto
2B - BP
SS - Keppinger (Trade Alex)
3B - EE
LF - Griffey
CF - Bruce
RF - Dunn
C - Ross
If we don't lock Dunn longterm we trade him mid season to allow Hamilton to play everyday. If Dunn is signed longterm then Hamilton is the 4th OF (he's never healthy anyway) and will start in 2009 when Jr's not here.
Hamilton will be playing everyday.
The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.
That is True JAX RED he will play every day either in Cincy or Triple AAA. Rule 5 was just 2007.
I wasn't sure whether he could play at AAA or not.
Bruce NEEDS to play everyday at the ML level.
Dunn is obviously not someone who should get benched.
Griffey is still productive and you can't sit him.
Hamilton has no starting spot for this year unless someone gets injured, but he will be starting in 2009.
Hamilton at SS? just a thought....
If he can go from A to ML after sitting for 4 years, then why not see if he can learn SS in 6 months?
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"
Hamilton will be starting in the outfield if healthy. Bruce will start the season in AAA.
-LTlabnerIf you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.