Last edited by cinreds21; 07-21-2012 at 08:48 PM.
If we trade Hamilton and Cingrani, we better be getting a stud.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
It does make sense that Hamilton be left at SS (despite virtually all scouts of significance doubting his ability to play there at the big-league level) if he were being shined up for a trade.
However, he's back in the Pensacola lineup today.
I forgot to mention Brooks Pinckard is on the disabled list.
The money part is why I think all the trade talk that includes Hamilton is hot air. The Reds want him in Cincinnati someday with all the buzz growing he's money in the bank and butts in the seats...
I fully believe Hamilton is off limits though because of the PR machine that is. I wouldn't be actively trying to trade him by any means. But in the right kind of deal, he should be available.
Chris Joyce was activated from Bakersfield's disabled list.
Richard McCaffrey is leaving Arizona and going to Billings. Robert Stephenson was promoted to Dayton. Jefry Sierra went on Dayton's disabled list after he dislocated his shoulder. Radhames Quezada also went on the dl with a shoulder issue. Spencer Dickinson was activated from the disabled list. Interestingly enough, he has been playing third base for the Dragons.
If he could play SS, Pierre's numbers would rank among the top five SS in the game.
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