"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
Heads of state that ride and wrangle. That look at your face from more than one angle. Can cut you from their bloated budgets. Like sharpened knives through Chicken McNuggets.
"Can play shortstop" isn't exactly a glowing review, gents (and ladies). I'm sure Billy Hamilton could be a fill-in SS when he reaches the Majors, but does anyone really doubt he will be a second baseman eventually? I already have him penned in as Brandon Phillips' replacement. I think the Reds will pick up Phillips' option for 2012 and then Hamilton will take over in '13 as the starting 2B.
I think it will come down to who the better shortstop is between Cozart and Hamilton. There is no reason in the world Hamilton should move off of shortstop any time soon though.
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