Didi and Donnie Joseph
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Not sure about Billy, but I the rosters are the same as today, I would guess HRod, Navarro, Joseph and Hoover.
Last edited by corkedbat; 07-12-2012 at 04:01 PM.
I'd guess, if no deals, Navarro, Joseph, Hoover, and Janish. H. Rodriguez has an outside shot, and Billy Hamilton is a longshot at best.
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If he is in AA now I don't think the Reds really have to worry about burning up all of his options. If I am in a short series where a 4th and 5th starter isn't needed I want Hamilton's speed off the bench over a Bailey or Leake or Arroyo who isn't going to really help the team out of the pen. It would make little sense to me to insert Mesoraco or Leake or Arroyo as a pinch runner late in the game when you have maybe the most dynamic baserunner in the game today at your disposal.
My guess is you see Didi, Janish, one of Navarro/Miller, Joseph, Hoover, and Rodriguez. Because Lotzkar is on the 40 man, I could see him getting a start or two if the Reds need a guy in September. Hopefully after having clinched the division.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Janish, Costanzo, Phipps, Valaika, Hoover, Smith, Joseph, Navarro/Miller
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The only way I see Hamilton called up is as a circus act type deal, like Chapman. Chapman and his 100+ mph missile draws crowds. Hamilton would do the same. If the Reds are in the lead or playoff hunt, it would juice the crowds even more.
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I'll bet there is no way they call Billy up. A sports announcer at the Bakersfield game asked about Eric Davis about it (calling Billy up in September) and Eric got all kinds of bent out of shape about even asking the question...called it the stupidest idea he'd ever heard