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Thread: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Our top prospects will be used to gain us a quality 3B and LF, most likely. And possibly another top pitcher like Latos.
    I don't expect Reds to trade Billy Hamilton. He is too exciting. He can be an attendance and TV draw.

    Agree that virtually anyone else is potential trade bait, but I'd be surprised if Hamilton is traded.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I don't expect Reds to trade Billy Hamilton. He is too exciting. He can be an attendance and TV draw.

    Agree that virtually anyone else is potential trade bait, but I'd be surprised if Hamilton is traded.
    I will be ticked if he gets traded. Check out the article from the Enquirer quoting Griffey....says he can do things he hasn't seen anyone ever do in 40 years of watching baseball.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    They won't trade Hamilton. He's had plenty of publicity in Cincy already -- that's a sign, IMO.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .310/.361/.644 for the Jays.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .310/.361/.644 for the Jays.
    As their DH.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .310/.361/.644 for the Jays.
    Be careful. I mentioned EE favorably ten days ago or so and got all kinds of RZ rebuff.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

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    As their DH.
    Yes, do DH's not count or something?

    Oh, and just because I know why you said it, you could live with his defense in LF (or anywhere) with that offensive production.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    If he continues to hit like that for the entire year, sure.

    So far in his career, he hasn't.

    Nice to see EdE hit it well, though.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Yes, do DH's not count or something?

    Oh, and just because I know why you said it, you could live with his defense in LF (or anywhere) with that offensive production.
    What position would he play on the Reds? Does the NL now have the DH position?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    What position would he play on the Reds? Does the NL now have the DH position?
    He said that left field would be a position he could play.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He said that left field would be a position he could play.
    Oops, missed that. Thanks for pointing that out. At any rate, any offensive value he would provide with his bat I'm guessing would be offset by bad defense.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    They won't trade Hamilton. He's had plenty of publicity in Cincy already -- that's a sign, IMO.
    I think it's going to largely depend on whether or not he can stick at SS. If he moves over to 2B, he doesn't become as valuable to the Reds unless the Reds trade Phillips before he has 10/5 rights. I don't see that happening, but maybe it will.

    Hamilton at 3B could be a possibility I suppose, if he could stick there.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Yes, do DH's not count or something?

    Oh, and just because I know why you said it, you could live with his defense in LF (or anywhere) with that offensive production.
    Raise your hand if you think that the Reds should have kept him, put him in LF, paid him $11MM over the past three years, kept him after watching the same offensive production as we saw prior, and stuck it out until he possibly turned a corner in 2012?

    Oh, and that's to say that he would be doing the same thing in Cincy while playing the field and not DHing in the Skydome, where he is making all of the impact.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He said that left field would be a position he could play.
    Of course, he's 29 and has never played a game in the OF as a professional.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Raise your hand if you think that the Reds should have kept him, put him in LF, paid him $11MM over the past three years, kept him after watching the same offensive production as we saw prior, and stuck it out until he possibly turned a corner in 2012?

    Oh, and that's to say that he would be doing the same thing in Cincy while playing the field and not DHing in the Skydome, where he is making all of the impact.
    Actually, the Reds just needed to pick him off of waivers when the Jays waived him or sign him as a free agent when the A's released him in 2010. I think says all you need to know about EE's value.
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