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BRM
05-02-2007, 05:17 PM
per C. Trent



Anyway, Josh Hamilton has been named the National League Rookie of the Month, so that's nice.

Matt700wlw
05-02-2007, 05:18 PM
And he should be!!

Great job, Josh!

:clap:

Chip R
05-02-2007, 05:21 PM
Excellent. :)

Degenerate39
05-02-2007, 05:22 PM
Let's see if he can go for 2 in a row.

Matt700wlw
05-02-2007, 05:24 PM
First Red to win Rookie of the Month since Austin Kearns

OesterPoster
05-02-2007, 05:24 PM
...and somewhere Steve Phillips sheds a tear.

OesterPoster
05-02-2007, 05:25 PM
First Red to win Rookie of the Month since Austin Kearns

Let's just hope he doesn't get traded for a couple of middle rel....oh, nevermind.

:evil:

BRM
05-02-2007, 05:29 PM
An update from C. Trent



From MLB

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton, who led all rookies with six home runs and tied for the lead among Major League rookies with 13 RBI, has been voted National League Rookie of the Month for April, while Boston Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima, who fanned 17 batters in 12.2 innings pitched, has earned American League Rookie of the Month honors.
Hamilton also led all rookies with a .609 slugging percentage and posted a .365 on base percentage. He batted .266 (17-64) with 12 runs, two doubles and a stolen base. This marks the first time that a member of the Reds has earned the honor since Austin Kearns in May 2002.

Chip R
05-02-2007, 05:31 PM
Not that I want to trade Josh but what is his value right now?

BoCcc2832
05-02-2007, 05:32 PM
:hamilton: :clap: :beerme: :thumbup: :KoolAid: :notworthy

Redsland
05-02-2007, 05:39 PM
That's fantastic news for this organization. First an all-glove/no-hit free agent acquisition wins NL Player of the Week on the strength of a .520 average, then a Rule 5 draftee starts his All-Star bid.

Very nice. :thumbup:

fisch11
05-02-2007, 05:42 PM
...and somewhere Steve Phillips sheds a tear.

Exactly what I was thinking. What a terrible message we are sending to our farm players, huh Steve? :doh:

Falls City Beer
05-02-2007, 05:45 PM
Perhaps the easiest decision the National League has ever had to make. Is there a rookie even in the same galaxy as Hamilton right now?

BRM
05-02-2007, 06:24 PM
From Fay's blog:



Josh Hamilton didn't know about the Rookie of the Month thing until he arrived at the clubhouse.

"It's cool," he said. "You couldn't write up any better than it's happened for me so for."

Then Hamilton starter talking about having to start doing better against right-handers again. You have to like his attitude.

"It's been amazing," Jerry Narron said.

I'd go along with that.

StillFunkyB
05-02-2007, 06:33 PM
"There goes Josh Hamilton. The best there ever was in April of 2007".

:D

MrCinatit
05-02-2007, 07:43 PM
Hopefully he can lose that "...of the month" tag at the end of the year :D

OnBaseMachine
05-02-2007, 07:45 PM
Congrats Josh, you more than deserved it. :)

Fil3232
05-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Congrats to Josh. Looking at the stats, what impressed me most about his start (aside from his complete control of the strike zone) was that his BABIP is sitting at a slightly unlucky .267. There are no words that can describe the talent this guy is showing right now. I honestly think, as some people have said earlier, that Adam Dunn may not have been really joking when he called Hamilton the best player he has ever seen.

M2
05-02-2007, 08:55 PM
Perhaps the easiest decision the National League has ever had to make. Is there a rookie even in the same galaxy as Hamilton right now?

Well he's normalizing a bit, but it was a groovy month he had all the same.

TOBTTReds
05-02-2007, 10:01 PM
"There goes Josh Hamilton. The best there ever was in April of 2007".

:D

Is that a Lorn Wallace quote? If so, I like it.

creek14
05-02-2007, 10:16 PM
Not that I want to trade Josh but what is his value right now?
:bang: :angry: :all_cohol :bash: :bash: :bash: :duel: :explode: :nono: :yikes: :scared: :shocked: :barf: :rant2: :censored: :dunno: :runawaycr :rant:


;)

griffeyfreak4
05-02-2007, 10:45 PM
:bang: :angry: :all_cohol :bash: :bash: :bash: :duel: :explode: :nono: :yikes: :scared: :shocked: :barf: :rant2: :censored: :dunno: :runawaycr :rant:


;)

What, you think he's too cute to be traded? :evil:

Natty Redlocks
05-02-2007, 11:42 PM
Not that I want to trade Josh but what is his value right now?

I'd trade Hamilton and Encarnacion for Miguel Cabrera right now.

AmarilloRed
05-03-2007, 02:07 AM
He had a good month, but cooled off near the end. Lets see him do it the next 6 months!:hamilton: :party:

bounty37h
05-03-2007, 12:04 PM
Congrats josh, NC is following you, and proud of what you have done!!!!!

creek14
05-03-2007, 02:46 PM
What, you think he's too cute to be traded? :evil:

Well now that you mention it... :D

Actually I was just yanking Chippie a little. We've had so many trade threads over the years (with all due respect to Krusty) that just the mention of trading Hamilton sent me over the edge. :help:

Chip R
05-03-2007, 02:51 PM
Well now that you mention it... :D

Actually I was just yanking Chippie a little. We've had so many trade threads over the years (with all due respect to Krusty) that just the mention of trading Hamilton sent me over the edge. :help:

I always love it when you yank me, creek. :evil:

I don't want to trade him either. I'm just curious what his value is. I believe Billy Beane has a value on every player in the A's organization and I would suspect most GMs do likewise. Is he worth a #1 pitcher? A top flight closer? A good catcher? A utility IFer? A 5th starter, a top minor league prospect?