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Billy Hamilton

Postby MarkR » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:45 pm

Is there any potential interest in Billy Hamilton? Not so much to fill an everyday spot, obviously, but as a defensive replacement/weapon pinch runner late in games ala Jarrod Dyson in Kansas City. Center Field is a question mark after this season, and if he could maintain an above .320 OBP, he could be a very valuable piece. Additionally, I can't imagine the asking price would be that high for him and his unique skill set would be an upgrade above Szczur in the short and long term.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:01 pm

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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:07 pm

Just get Quentin Berry again if you want that skillset. At least with Berry no one pretends that he might not be a complete negative in the batter's box.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby sweetpeteman » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:09 pm

Ah, yes. Billy Hamilton, wasn't he supposed to be some great game changer with his speed? Oh right, speed is useless in the dugout.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby CubInOK » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:14 pm

When do Dusty Baker's Nationals give him a roster spot?
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby bukie » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:28 am

MarkR wrote:Is there any potential interest in Billy Hamilton? Not so much to fill an everyday spot, obviously, but as a defensive replacement/weapon pinch runner late in games ala Jarrod Dyson in Kansas City. Center Field is a question mark after this season, and if he could maintain an above .320 OBP, he could be a very valuable piece. Additionally, I can't imagine the asking price would be that high for him and his unique skill set would be an upgrade above Szczur in the short and long term.

You talk about maintaining a .320 OBP as if that's something he has done. His career OBP is .288.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby David » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:34 am

holy crap...his quality of contact is so bad that even with that ridiculous speed he only managed a .264 BABIP last year
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:53 am

I vote no
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby MarkR » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:50 am

I'm saying that his skill set in two areas are elite that utilized property could be an incredible asset for a contending team and a more valuable piece than some of the replacement level options we have right now... And if he sucks again this season, they could choose to not go to arbitration with him. I think it'd be a low risk, decent potential return on investment given that he probably wouldn't cost much.

Then again, what the hell do the Reds have to play for this year?
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:10 am

MarkR wrote:I'm saying that his skill set in two areas are elite that utilized property could be an incredible asset for a contending team and a more valuable piece than some of the replacement level options we have right now... And if he sucks again this season, they could choose to not go to arbitration with him. I think it'd be a low risk, decent potential return on investment given that he probably wouldn't cost much.

Then again, what the hell do the Reds have to play for this year?


Seems like alot of work for a 5th OFer that's a basic lock to be non-tendered. Maybe next year? I don't hate the idea of Hamilton as the 25th man at all so much as putting much effort towards making that happen today.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:53 am

we should trade for him and then kill him as a warning to other teams to never try to create a 120-pound useless nerd again
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby bukie » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:57 am

As TT already said, we already had a Quinton Berry, and he would cost less to acquire.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:15 am

My no comes from equal parts he's not good and he's ugly as horsefeathers
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Postby Bote McBoteface » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:04 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:My no comes from equal parts he's not good and he's ugly as [expletive]


horsefeathers looks like Clooney in his prime compared to Billy Hamilton.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby biittner77 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:19 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:My no comes from equal parts he's not good and he's ugly as [expletive]


Is he Willie McGee ugly? He's the gold standard of ugly baseball players. Willie McGee could hit though.
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby David » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:38 pm

last night i told my nephews that billy hamilton sucks and is maybe the worst positional hitter in mlb but the cubs are incapable of getting him out

next pitch, HR
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:22 pm

David wrote:last night i told my nephews that billy hamilton sucks and is maybe the worst positional hitter in mlb but the cubs are incapable of getting him out

next pitch, HR

This exact same thing happened to me (well, it wasn't to a nephew).
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Smack » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:35 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
David wrote:last night i told my nephews that billy hamilton sucks and is maybe the worst positional hitter in mlb but the cubs are incapable of getting him out

next pitch, HR

This exact same thing happened to me (well, it wasn't to a nephew).


Same here, my wife looked at me like I'm a moron. I guess I am sometimes though so who cares...
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby David » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:36 pm

Smack wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:
David wrote:last night i told my nephews that billy hamilton sucks and is maybe the worst positional hitter in mlb but the cubs are incapable of getting him out

next pitch, HR

This exact same thing happened to me (well, it wasn't to a nephew).


Same here, my wife looked at me like I'm a moron. I guess I am sometimes though so who cares...


then it wasn't the same, since i acknowledged that the cubs can't get him out so i just looked amazingly prescient
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Smack » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:43 pm

David wrote:
Smack wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:This exact same thing happened to me (well, it wasn't to a nephew).


Same here, my wife looked at me like I'm a moron. I guess I am sometimes though so who cares...


then it wasn't the same, since i acknowledged that the cubs can't get him out so i just looked amazingly prescient


yep, I read that backwards, but to be fair I had a disclaimer in the second sentence
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Flames24Rulz » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:29 pm

Hamilton's career VS the Cubs: .321/.382/.482

Hamilton's career VS everyone else: .232/.275/.311

Obviously a small sample size compared to the rest of the league but... :barf:
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:21 pm

Can he jump over a car?
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Re: Billy Hamilton

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:45 pm

There's a nightmarish MLB Network commercial that looks like it was shot by a Public Access channel and features repeated unsettling closeup shots of his Gollum-like mug.
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