Is this thread is as blindly reactionary as the pro-Hamilton one?
Yes! It is just the other side of the coin.
His AVG is only down to .254! I don't think it is necessary to list all the MLB players who have worse #'s than Hamilton right now. Plus, he is probably the Reds best defensive outfielder. I posted in another thread that I thought Hamilton is going to go through a real tough period here in May. It is very common for players new to the Majors to struggle after having some success. The key will be if he can keep having good ABs, draw some walks and in a few weeks eventually come out the other end a better/more polished hitter. I think if the Reds keep getting him AB's, he will make some adjustments and be a good to very good Major League player... this year.
I have watched a fair # of his AB's and he has hit the ball hard right at people (to all parts of the field) for a lot of those outs. I still think .270 25HR 90 RBI 15 SB is possible/probable. I understand how incredible it would be but much, much crazier things have happened in baseball. And please no more Shelton comparisons they are just dumb (Or, you think everyone else is so dumb as to think that all players that start hot are automatically on the A-Rod/Pujols level).