Originally Posted by membengal
Whatever, doug. The first three weeks from him have been historically awesome, and anytime anyone tries to note that that's cool, you rush in to point everything that is wrong with him.
I am reasonably certain that he won't bat .400 all year, but this has been a crazy interesting stretch. I might have been interested in reading just what he is doing that is different from last year, but I won't find that on here, as all I can read on here from you is how he isn't all that as an athlete (heck, he may not even be an athlete) and it will be lucky if he ever puts on one pound.
In any event, it was fun, yes FUN, to read a little more about the three weeks he has had from BP. Because this is silly fun. Unlike most of the Hamilton talk on here which is deadly deadly serious.
By the way, if Stubbs had EVER had a stretch like this anywhere in the minors, you would have started 37 threads about it.
I don't think I ever started a thread about Stubbs in the minors once. All I did was tell people he was better than they thought ht was after they ragged on him.
As for Hamilton, when people start talking about him being in the Majors right now, sorry, but I am not going to go all rainbows and butterflies. I am going to state my opinion on him.
I never said he isn't an athlete. In fact, on multiple occasions I said he is a very good athlete. I can show them to you if you want, but you will probably ignore all of it up until the point where I say he isn't a super athlete and write that off as me saying he isn't athletic.
As for what he is doing differently, I stated it within this thread, which you obviously glossed over. He is walking more and his BABIP is .463. The walking part is good and has a chance to hold up. The BABIP is going to plummet into a normal range for him (which is probably somewhere between .330-.360 in the minors due to his pure speed that a lot of minor leaguers simply can't field and throw consistently well enough to get him out).
But go ahead and continue to just take that as me hating on him rather than stating my opinion on what he is right now.