ukjohn wrote:As a Reds fan I really like this trade. Hamilton was a fan favorite, but had 18,000 thousand nagging injuries last year. The guy can't hit lefties and and can't stay healthy. Not to mention is one slip up from a long suspension. In return they get a pitcher with a plus arm. A lot of pitchers don't do that good in Texas and a move to the NL might be just what this guy needed. He's young and great stuff, and is moving into a much better league.
Jay Bruce > Josh Hamilton by a lot...Hamilton was vastly overrated because of his comeback stroy and this was a huge buy low, sell high trade by Wayne
Pretty interesting analysis. As a Twins fan Hamilton piqued my interest, but scares the crap out of me for the reasons you listed. The big thing for the Reds is that it gives them another starter and frees up playing time for Jay Bruce. Maybe they could have gotten more for Hamilton, but this makes their team better.