Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
I say no. I like his all-out, aggressive approach. You don't want to change who a player is, especially when things are going so well. Can you imagine if a coach/manager had told Pete Rose back in the day to "tone things down" a little bit? It just wasn't his nature and he was at his best when he was going all-out. Not comparing Hamilton to Rose as a player, just pointing out that you don't want to change who a player is when things are going so well.
It doesn't sound like they're trying to change
him though. Maybe they just want him to temporarily
focus on being more selective about when he runs and learn how he can improve his baserunning even more. Then in 2-3 months give him the green light. If his baserunning had been better last year maybe he could've had 170 steals. Who knows.