Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...
More patience is needed with Hamilton. Geez.
He got about a 1/2 season at high A last year, then maybe 6-8 weeks or so at AA?
The point is that Billy was promoted very aggressively.
He got off to a very slow start at AAA but is improving.
There's no way I give up on Billy at this point.
Maybe Billy isn't ready until 2015. That's fine. It's not really fair to say that Billy is just a one dimensional player (speed). You got to give him time to adjust and develop.
Guy was promoted to AAA and had to learn a new position. Plus he started switch hitting after he was drafted. That's a lot to learn. He's still young. Patience.
There's no way I'd do that proposed trade with the Phillies either.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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