VIDEO: Carlos Gomez once again robbed Joey Votto of a home run

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Carlos Gomez was robbed of extra bases on an excellent catch by Billy Hamilton in the top of the first inning this evening, but he committed some thievery of his own when the Reds came up to bat. Check it out below, as Gomez takes away what would have been a solo home run by Joey Votto:

You have to love Votto’s reaction. Of course, he’s used to it by now. Gomez robbed Votto of a potential go-ahead homer to end a game last year.

Report: Giants in “serious discussions” with Reds to acquire Billy Hamilton

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Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Giants are engaged in “serious discussions” with the Reds to acquire center fielder Billy Hamilton. Talks are apparently advanced enough that a deal could be completed before the end of the Winter Meetings on Thursday.

It’s no secret that the Giants would like to make an upgrade in the outfield this offseason, as the club has also been linked to Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. Currently, the Giants’ outfield consists of Denard Span, Hunter Pence, and Jarrett Parker.

Hamilton, 27, owns a meager .248/.298/.334 batting line across parts of five seasons in the majors with the Reds. However, he has plenty of speed, having stolen at least 56 bases in each of the last four seasons. Hamilton is also well-regarded for his defense, which would be a boon at spacious AT&T Park.

Hamilton is in his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. He’s projected to earn $5 million for this coming season. Buchanan notes that the Rangers are also interested in potentially acquiring Hamilton.