Phew!...Herschel Daugherty directed a few episodes of The Time Tunnel…I thought this was just another one.
By the time he left here, traded to Texas for some kid pitcher with attitude issues, Josh Hamilton somehow had gone from thrill-a-minute heartwarmer to entitled eggshell. The Reds dealt him for Edinson Volquez, a trade that is just a few floors and a fast elevator from Manhattan-for-beads and Robinson-for-Pappas.
How about we bring him back?
Crazy, you say. Outrageous, risky, irresponsible and entirely unReds-like.
Perhaps. Especially the risky part.
But not entirely out of the question. You want a centerfielder? There’s your centerfielder.
The Reds could kick some Shane Victorino tires. Offer a few-year deal to bridge the Billy Hamilton gap. They could do their due diligence on Michael Bourn who, by the way, struck out 155 times in 2012. They could close their eyes, click their heels three times and believe that, sometime next summer, Billy Hamilton will be swirling and dancing in the big leagues. Given the success they had this year without any of those people, adding one of them would only improve the mix. You’d think.
What about Hamilton?
Posted: October 19, 2012 at 05:53 AM | 46 comment(s)
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