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Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby Goatrider » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:05 am

12 team NL Only. Keep ten, 6 Farm spots, and long-term contracts w/ added $5 for every year after third year of control.

Which side is best?

Mike Minor at $5 on 2nd year (his contract decision is 2014)
Gerritt Cole (4 years @ $5 with long-term option)

or

Billy Hamilton (4 years @ $5 with long term option)


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Re: Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby MaudDib » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:45 am

Gerritt Cole. I am still not convinced that Hamilton will hit when he gets to the majors but I will say it is getting harder not to believe the more he moves up. Gerritt Cole has ace like stuff and while he is a few years away, his upside is a lot higher than Hamilton.
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Re: Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:12 pm

I think I'd go for Hamilton here. Cole is a great prospect, but he carries his own risk - his performance has been somewhat erratic and he hasn't quite lived up to his dominating stuff. I do think he'll turn into a great pitcher, but the thing about Hamilton is that - while he does carry risk - he has the potential to simply dominate a category, by himself, in a way that we haven't seen since Vince Coleman.
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Re: Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby Surfs up » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:09 pm

I agree with MaudDib.

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Re: Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby poolagoo » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:24 pm

I take MInor and Cole, not sure Hamilton will be for real. Best case is Michael Bourn for me.

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Re: Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby wackadoodle » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:05 am

I'd go with Hamilton. Cole looks to have electric stuff but he Is a pitcher. Hamilton's ceiling is sky high. I look at it this way, there are a lot of young pitchers with electric stuff. How many guys have the potential to steal a hundred bases in a season?
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Re: Billy Hamilton V. Gerritt Cole

Postby Element » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:51 pm

If Hamilton were carrying SS eligibility it would be him easily. But as an OF'er it makes it harder. I would go with the power arm in Cole.
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