McGwire left to be closer to his family. Likely to be replaced with John Mabry.
I still can't help but think I would be a better hitting coach than him. What does he teach, look what I did, do the exact opposite? The guy hit a ton of home runs because he was blessed with incredible size and strength. He's probably the most one dimensional hitter of all time. Yes, I am aware his shortcoming as a player are not necessarily going to translate to his ability to teach, but forgive me for not being a believer he can effectively communicate the importance of working the count and not swinging for a home run every pitch. I can't help but think the Dodgers would be better off bringing somebody in like Casey Blake to coach than a rich man's Russell Branyon.
Last edited by Fish on The Sand: 11-03-2012 at 05:50 AM.
Can anyone post Keith Law's top 50 free agent, please.
Hamilton is going to be in for an unpleasant surprise when he realizes that none of the teams that would actually hand out that type of contract to a free agent (Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, Tigers, Dodgers, Phillies) are going to be in the market for him. My prediction is 6 years/110M. From who? I don't know. The Giants can afford him, and they do need power and they need a left fielder, but I'm almost sure that they are focusing their attention on next winter. Jacoby Ellsbury fits their ballpark and their team a lot better than Hamilton does. But of course, he could re-sign in Boston (though I doubt he will before at least hitting the open market).