Re: Lets Be Honest
posted at 11/16/2012 6:01 AM EST
In response to notin's comment:
In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:
In response to RedSox_Giants_Devils_Nicks' comment:
And I mean really think about it. Would it really be a bad thing if the Sox sign Josh Hamilton? Would anyone really come on this board and complain and give Ben and company a hard time about it. Now Dont get me wrong I dont want them to do it. That being said and I was thinking about it yesterday, my reaction to the signing if it were to happen would be.... Alright this team just got better. Lets look at the facts, hes two years off of an MVP season. Even tho he went through a slump at the end hes STILL an MVP candidate this year and will receive some first place (though not many, maybe none who knows) votes. The guy hit 43 Home Runs and thats with a rather long slump at the end of the year...remember April and MAy Yikes. Yes he has had his problems with drugs and alcohol but it really has not affected his baseball abilities and he has a track record of sticking to his programs and not relapsing. He is 31 and still has 2 or 3 years at the end of his prime and Even when he is no longer in his prime he will be much better than most. And the thing that I didnt think about until the other day is, How long is Big Papi's contract. When are we going to need a new DH, one with the same Papi, Home run big game skill set. Just mull that over before you start steaming if Josh gets signed which, http://www.cbssports.com/general/blog/jon-heyman/20993439/will-red-sox-enter-the-bidding-for-josh-hamilton
I still have my hang ups and as I stated before, dont want the Red Sox to sign him. He has injury and fielding problems, the media and fans will get to him at times, and we will probably have to eat a year where hes not Josh Hamilton any more. But having Josh for the near future would make the team better and isnt that the point of free agents?
But he hasn't played in Boston yet. Some of this crowd could have provoked Orel Hershiser into using hard drugs after a couple of bad outings. And I'm sure they'll be a great outpouring of support from Softy and the Lynch Mob if he falls off the wagon.
I think you think Hamilton is softer than he is. Did he relapse after throwing that baseball to the fireman who fell trying to catch it? If THAT did not set him off, I seriously doubt hearing a few boos and some overly critical blogs are going to mean all that much to him...
Good point, and my hyperbole needed to be checked, but there's still the constant in-your-face scrutiny and nary a moment where he could go out in public without lots of attention. Over time, this would wear on most. Money, years, and other incentives being relatively close, I'd imagine that Boston may not be his top choice.