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Danny Herrera is the other piece. He was a late 2nd day pick in the 06 draft.

He's not a power pitcher but I heard he throws a good screwball. Not sure how it will fly at the higher levels.



Baseball America on the two pitchers the Reds got.

Edinson Volquez has had more highs and lows than your usual top prospect. The Rangers' top prospect in 2005, he fell apart in 2006, going 1-6, [sign in to see URL] in eight starts with the Rangers while showing no feel for pitching and poor command. The Rangers decided to start over in 2007, sending him all the way back to high Class A Bakersfield. At the time, it looked like a disastrous decision: Volquez went 0-4, [sign in to see URL] in seven starts with the Blaze, but he learned from the experience, found his command and was dominant during a late-season stint with Triple-A Oklahoma (6-1, [sign in to see URL]). Volquez' newfound success came after he discovered a feel for his curveball. It's still only an average pitch, but that is enough to keep hitters off of his 92-94 mph fastball and his plus changeup. The Rangers have lauded his makeup at times in the past, but they canceled his callup to Texas last August because he overslept and missed a bullpen session. If he keeps his head on straight he has the stuff to be a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter.

Danny Ray Herrera is the little lefty that could. Despite an 80-82 mph fastball that is slower than many pitchers' changeups, he's survived and actually thrived at times because his changeup is so good. It has a screwball action as it arrives at a bugs-bunny slow-ball-esque 55 to 60 mph. The changeup and a sharp, late-breaking slider have been enough to allow Herrera to get in hitters' heads. There are clearly questions whether his well-below-average velocity will play in Triple-A or the big leagues. At best he's a middle reliever and many will be surprised if he even has that much success, but Herrera has been surprising people ever since he was an All-American at New Mexico.
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Hamilton traded.....


Didn't we trade Hamilton away in 1998?

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Looks like Hamilton was drafted by the Devil Rays and then taken by the reds in a rule 5 draft.

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I'm pretty sure that was a feeble attempt at a joke (Darryl Hamilton for Ellis Burks, trade with COL).

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The Giants should have been able to get Hamilton with Lowry and some toss-in. If Sabean even tried. It would have been nice to see JH at 3B next year for the Giants.



It sucks being over 30 - the memory goes so quickly. I was thinking of Josh Fields, who got moved to the OF so he could get more ABs. Sigh.

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Yep, MalC has just earned his HF card.

Congrats, MalContent!

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Given the BA qoutes, it looks like Sanchez and one of the team's collection of surprisingly successful soft-tossing relievers would have been enough. Ugh.
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Yep, MalC has just earned his HF card.

Congrats, MalContent!



I forgot all about Darryl Hamilton emoticon

That was way back when Sabean actually made a decent trade or 2. =D

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