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VR
05-17-2007, 07:54 PM
Mike Easler is in town with the Vegas 51's to play our beloved Portland Beavers. He's been in their system a couple of years, got promoted up to AAA hitting coach this year.

I grabbed him for a quick hello, really a nice guy. He lit up when I started talking Reds. He said he enjoyed his time with the team, really like Tim Naehring.

Asked who to keep my eyes on with Vegas...has glowing things to say about Matt Kemp.

Asked him the same about the Reds...he really thinks Joey Votto is going to be a stud.

I then asked him what he thought about Josh Hamilton. "the left handed pitcher, right?" he asked. "No, the former #1 pick of the Rays that's battled with drugs and alcohol....picked up by the Reds in rule V and tearing it up" I replied.

"Haven't heard about him" :dunno: was his reply.

George Anderson
05-17-2007, 08:03 PM
"Haven't heard about him" :dunno: was his reply.


Sounds like he is on drugs. :p:

KoryMac5
05-17-2007, 11:19 PM
With Hamilton being out of the spotlight for all that time I can see why Easler never heard of him. He has so many players and pitchers in his mind as a hitting coach he can't really concern himself with someone he hasn't seen.

BCubb2003
05-18-2007, 01:36 AM
What's Phil Nevin doing these days?

Eric_Davis
05-18-2007, 02:31 AM
Who's Mike Easler?

On a less serious note, I thought this thread was about Coffey.

rotnoid
05-18-2007, 01:12 PM
On a less serious note, I thought this thread was about Coffey.

I was hoping Krivsky discovered that Bret Hart had a mean slider.

zombie-a-go-go
05-18-2007, 02:22 PM
Who's Mike Easler?

I think he's a hitman or something. :dunno: