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Postby reenum » Fri May 04, 2007 11:52 am

I think Hamilton is a legit talent, but he's not really going to be starting for the whole season. I see a few reasons for this:

1. Pitchers will make adjustments as the season goes on: As he plays more and more, teams will have film of Hamilton. This will allow the savvier pitchers and coaches in the league to find the holes in his swing and exploit them.

2. Conditioning: Let's not forget that he hasn't played a full season of baseball in several years. He's fine now because the season is young. But, I think he will hit a wall sometime in August or September. His previous high as to games played is 96, and he only played 15 games between 2002 and 2006. It'll catch up.

3. The Reds have a lot of hitting talent: When Hamilton begins to falter, the Reds have guys who can replace him in the lineup and on the field. He's not going to get the chance to work out of a 3 for 50 slump if it happens.
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Postby jswede » Sat May 05, 2007 11:05 pm

Hamilton now back to batting .300. 4-4 with 3 runs and an SB tonight.

Back from the dead - in one night. Just amazing. :-?
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Sat May 05, 2007 11:10 pm

jswede wrote:Hamilton now back to batting .300. 4-4 with 3 runs and an SB tonight.

Back from the dead - in one night. Just amazing. :-?


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Postby Birds05 » Sat May 05, 2007 11:58 pm

If you gave up on him, yur a turd.
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Postby biju » Sun May 06, 2007 5:37 pm

;-D
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Postby Ursa » Sun May 06, 2007 5:40 pm

2 more HRs today. 8-o
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Sun May 06, 2007 5:49 pm

I LOL'd at his last HR

this guy is simply amazing
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Postby Yoda » Sun May 06, 2007 5:55 pm

Must be nice... I am still not trading for him though.
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Postby colt4523 » Sun May 06, 2007 5:57 pm

This just in! Hamilton is still good ;-D
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Postby SmartassBoiler » Sun May 06, 2007 6:18 pm

I wonder where all the people doubting him are at now after the past two games. It's amazing the overreactions to slumps, as small as this one was, on this board.
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