Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton

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    Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton

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    #Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton




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    Hamilton will become a free agent. According to a source, #reds explored trading him and found no interested teams.

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    Hamilton was in his third and final year of arbitration. He made $4.6 million last year and put up a 0.3 bWAR.

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    Great move. He was expected to make around $6 million this season.

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    I bet you next year he plays baseball for someone else and steals 40 bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    I bet you next year he plays baseball for someone else and steals 40 bases.
    And does so while putting up a sub .300 OBP with zero pop. If it is with a good team he'll get those steals as a pinch runner/ defensive replacement. Because that is what he is on a good team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And does so while putting up a sub .300 OBP with zero pop. If it is with a good team he'll get those steals as a pinch runner/ defensive replacement. Because that is what he is on a good team.
    Are you kidding? He'll probably hit for .300 and have a .400 OBP next year, that is the luck of the Reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And does so while putting up a sub .300 OBP with zero pop. If it is with a good team he'll get those steals as a pinch runner/ defensive replacement. Because that is what he is on a good team.
    BINGO, couldn’t agree more!!

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    I liked Billy but it was time to move on. Can't have someone taking a lineup space, and forcing the pitcher to continually hit 8th, because they can't hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    I bet you next year he plays baseball for someone else and steals 40 bases.
    Well, he will have to steal first about 25 times. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And does so while putting up a sub .300 OBP with zero pop. If it is with a good team he'll get those steals as a pinch runner/ defensive replacement. Because that is what he is on a good team.
    He would be a nice luxury for a contender as a 4th OF and super sub late in games. That’s his only role left in the MLB.

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    Assuming an average CF for 162 games next year, how much does the pitching staff ERA go up without Billy there? 0.05? 0.1? 0.15? More?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpa2825 View Post
    Assuming an average CF for 162 games next year, how much does the pitching staff ERA go up without Billy there? 0.05? 0.1? 0.15? More?
    ERA probably goes up less than the runs scored by the offense does with an average hitting CF in the lineup. Probably a net gain for the team.

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