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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Suggesting that the Reds will make the postseason is not being optimistic. Look, I am none too thrilled with the way our boys have played the last two months, but they are STILL 4.5 up on the second wild card in spite of the below .500 run they've had.

    I was pretty down after the teeth kicking we got yesterday, but the bottomline is with just over 50 to play the Reds still are in the thick of the playoffs.

    Now, do they need to step it up and NOW? Absolutely. I don't deny that one bit. I do deny that the sky is falling however. Go Reds!

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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Quote Originally Posted by OC_Red View Post
    Suggesting that the Reds will make the postseason is not being optimistic. Look, I am none too thrilled with the way our boys have played the last two months, but they are STILL 4.5 up on the second wild card in spite of the below .500 run they've had.

    I was pretty down after the teeth kicking we got yesterday, but the bottomline is with just over 50 to play the Reds still are in the thick of the playoffs.

    Now, do they need to step it up and NOW? Absolutely. I don't deny that one bit. I do deny that the sky is falling however. Go Reds!
    I don't see them going far unless they get out of this funk. They will probably only have about a 20% chance to win a one game playoff. I wouldn't rely on either of the junk ball pitchers (Arroyo and Leake) against the Cards.
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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    I was just speaking to the suggestion that it was optimistic that the Reds REACH the post season. Advancing in the post season is a whole other thing.

    Right now I think a 20% chance is being kind, Commander...sadly...

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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Sadly true, but I will root for them no matter what.
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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Quote Originally Posted by CmdrCody View Post
    Sadly true, but I will root for them no matter what.
    Until my dying day, good sir!


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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Everyone needs to relax with Billy Hamilton. Patience is the key. People forget he is only 22 years old which is quite young for AAA. People forget that Devin Mesoraco hit .228 in his first full year in High A ball and was almost written off as a prospect then took off the next year. Sometimes it takes a little longer for players to adjust. Let's at least give him until next year before we call him a bust.

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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    Everyone needs to relax with Billy Hamilton. Patience is the key. People forget he is only 22 years old which is quite young for AAA. People forget that Devin Mesoraco hit .228 in his first full year in High A ball and was almost written off as a prospect then took off the next year. Sometimes it takes a little longer for players to adjust. Let's at least give him until next year before we call him a bust.
    I would like to see him in a September call up this year, even only as a pitch runner.
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    Re: Make Billy Hamilton Available...

    Quote Originally Posted by CmdrCody View Post
    I would like to see him in a September call up this year, even only as a pitch runner.
    I'd like that too, just to let him see and taste the experience, and give him a look into the game at the big league level - and he could be a weapon as a PR in some situations, maybe get a few ABs in blowouts. Mostly, though, to let him talk to guys like Votto and Choo on a daily basis. Then let him go back to AAA next season and see how he adjusts and if he improves. The worst thing they can do is try to force him too soon - he is still plenty young to have patience.

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