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Interesting Piece On Josh Hamilton From The Reds' Perspective

Cincinnati.com has a behind-the-scenes piece on the Reds' decision to draft Josh Hamilton in the Rule 5 draft in 2006. The story is told from the perspective of Reds scouting director Chris Buckley, who suggested the pick to former Rangers exec Wayne Krivskey. 

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Buckley also mentions the deal that sent Hamilton to Texas.

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"Everybody (in the Reds brain trust) knew what we were trading away, but we needed pitching," Buckley said. "Nobody really wanted to trade him. We weren't going to make the deal unless we got Volquez, and they weren't going to trade away Volquez unless they got Hamilton. It was value for value."

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It's a good read, check it out.

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