Posted by coachgamez on December 22, 2007 at 3:32 PM
you have to give up talent if you want to bring in talent......
Posted by OneStar on December 22, 2007 at 9:56 AM
How does either club keep from making the Hamilton-Volquez deal? It in itself proves the great value that each player holds. Or yeah, I guess it could be an equal gamble on both sides. Good trade though, good trade...
Posted by rb5345 on December 21, 2007 at 6:26 PM
think this trade STINKS. Everytime we get a young pitcher close to comming to the show, we trade them. Volquez was very good at the end of last year and I was looking forward to seeing him pitch this year. This Josh Hamilton has a history of DRUG ABUSE and is injury prone. If he is so good why did Cincy trade him.
Posted by ChadRoberts on December 21, 2007 at 6:15 PM
Well, I guess we can count on it since it just happened. Volquez and Danny Ray Herrera. I like this deal but I wish we wouldnt give up on Volquez just yet.
Posted by RONKING on December 21, 2007 at 10:13 AM
I guess my concern would be that Cincinnatti is willing to trade someone with all of Hamilton's upside. Maybe the Reds have serious reasons to think he can't stay clean. I sure would hate to give up Volquez, then Hamilton is gone to rehab again.

Posted by budbodnar on December 21, 2007 at 9:43 AM
I love me some Josh Hamilton and wonder what the Reds would be thinking in trading him. I wonder if there will always be concerns about his drug problems. He is one of the toolsiest players in mlb and I think last season could only be the beginning of what he's gonna do. If we could get a superstar talent for Volquez and another player, it would be hard to pass up (especially one that can play CF).