John Fay has the antidote to Daugherty's dream.
I have zero interest in Josh Hamilton and the loads of baggage that would come with.
Unless he were willing to do a short term deal, and I don't see any reason why he would be, I'm not interested.
"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."
Even if possible, pass. Baggage, risks, injuries, "special" treatment, etc, etc, etc. PASS!
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
Rule of thumb: do the opposite of what Daugherty says to do. He's merely ruminating and is in no way serious. Tomorrow he'll damn the Reds for even considering the idea.
Bold prediction: If Hamilton goes to a rival and performs at a superstar level, there will be a lot of "the Reds should have went harder after him" talk.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
I'm a huge Josh Hamilton fan.
The Reds made a bad trade, or did they? Latos wouldn't be here if it weren't for Volquez......... but an older, more worn down version of Josh isn't what the Reds need now.
Last edited by Matt700wlw; 10-20-2012 at 12:35 AM.
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!