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deerayfan072 wrote:Havok1517 wrote:I personally do not like the deal for the Reds. What the Reds have in the farm system for pitching makes this move bad imo. They have a lot of equal arms in the minors that would do just as good as Volquez will do imo. I really liked the idea of having a 2009 OF of Jay Bruce in LF, Drew Stubbs in CF, & Josh Hamilton in RF. But alas, that dream is dashed. Hamilton was very cheap and his production was worth more than the money he was due for the next few years. The only things that makes me able to stomach this deal is that the Reds have never had a hard time finding OF talent and that they found lightning in a bottle and sold it for some value. Volquez was impressive late in the season last yeare after he was demoted to Single-A and produced himself back as a MLB callup (ala Roy Halladay). Still, I like the move for the Rangers though. I would not have done this deal though. The future will tell who is right.
Well said. Hamilton was very cheap especially for his production. I think they could have gotten more for him, and if no one was offering more than they should have waited into the season to move him.
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