Re: Should the Reds rein in Billy Hamilton?
Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Semantics, man. As myself and others said about Pete Rose, would you have wanted the Reds to "rein him in" back in the day? Of course not. When a player is doing well, let him be who he is.
No it's not. We're talking about a prospect. Not a guy in the majors. I have no problem with the move to rein him in a little to work on improvements. Better to work on those improvements now before he joins the Reds where the wins and losses mean more. I think the fear about him being "changed" is just that. Fear. And I doubt a little less steals will hurt his trade value if he also has become an even better baserunner.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."