Monday, March 19, 2007

National League MVP?

Lots of buzz about Josh Hamilton, a backup outfielder for the Reds, who is batting 17 for 31 with a .541 average in spring training.

The 25 year old Hamilton was the #1 league pick by Tampa Bay in 1999, but was suspended the last 3 years from baseball due to ongoing drug problems and a serious crack habit. The Reds picked him up this year for $100,000 from the Cubs, who got him after Tampa Bay left him unprotected thinking no one would take him given his problematic history.

Could be the greatest pickup ever but we'll see.

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