alchemy wrote:Fortunately, or unfortunately, I watch most games because I got the MLB mosaic mumbo-jumbo.
Hamilton looks good. But only cause teams don't have a gameplan on him. Same story with a lot of new guys in the league. Teams start keying in on player tendencies and they adjust.
I may seem like a disgruntled EE owner. But, Edwin Encarnacion has shown serious potential at third base.
It's interesting -- and admittedly this is a strange tangent -- over the past four years, the Reds had two other players who suddenly put up tremendous numbers in Wily Mo Pena and Jose Guillen. I don't remember the team handing them starting jobs. Hmm ... what do Jose Guillen and Wily Mo Pena have in common that Josh Hamilton doesn't?
they can't play defense? Hamilton is a fantastic defensive player. He could easily get a gold glove if he plays full time. Great arm, great glove, speed, quick, powerful bat. I mean you said you've seen him play, but did you actually watch him play? He's fluid.
Yes he will struggle at times, as do ALL MLB players. We'll see how he does, but I see no reason so far to get off the sauce when it comes to Hamilton. He has a very nice 11/17 BB/K ratio, which is something you want from a slugger. He's got a real nice .254/.361/.563 ratio, after going hitless in 3 games.