DaShiz23 wrote:AcidRock23 wrote:XHendrix wrote:His body will never recover from his 4 year crack binge. I couldn't imagine him being able to play a full season.
I don't think that crack is all that bad for you, if you can stop. It's not going to affect his soft connective tissues like 'roids so I think that's a non factor. I think that it's more conditioning type of issues after not playing. This could still be a factor but, all the press on him (interview in SI today...) suggest that he's cleaned up his shady act and ready to work. I am certainly hoping that he worked hard enough to play all year. I also think that playing in the AL and doing some DH time will help his durability.
I'm sorry, I laughed SO hard when I read the first part of this, I spit beer all over my laptop!
But to be serious, Hamilton looks to be the real deal, and where I was able to grab him in all my leagues, I'm extremely happy. I only moved him in one of my leagues, and that was for Pujols. I won't say first round by any means, but Manny numbers with a little lower average look to be where this guy will be at.
I won't go comparing him to a guy like Rios, because their values are different, based upon their stats. Many guys overvalue a 20/20 guy, which can lead to much trouble and skewed rankings. So I also won't say a guy like Rios, Hart, etc. are overrated, slump or inconsistencies or suckedness, because they did not fall in my rankings where the general consensus had them ranked. (o.k., I may laugh quietly when I hear that garbage though).
Really, I don't think that smoking crack for four years is bad for you, maybe elevated BP and some cardiac arrhythmia neither of which would be affecting his value as a player, IF you can get over it. All the stuff I've read about Hamilton both last year when he came out of nowhere and this hear makes me think that he has, in fact, gotten over it and gotten his uh, stuff together in which case I am comfortable saying that he may even have a chance of recovering most, if not all, of his former skills, in the Ron Shandler sense of the word. Those are the skills that are manifesting themselves in his performance so far I think.
For any kids thinking of trying this at home, most people will not recover from it and it will in fact ruin your life and turn you into a crack whore like Halle Berry in Jungle Fever...