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WFAN rumor: Mets interested in Hamilton


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The Angels will not eat that much of his contract. They would keep him before they ate $50+ million. I wouldn't blame them. The money is a sunk cost at this point so you hope he gets hot or has a decent season then trade him, while eating less of the contract.

Any interest in Hamilton better have Dipoto's ear. I still believe that the sunk cost for both Hamilton and Pujols will eventually sink the team and Dipoto.

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Why on earth would the Mets make that trade?

Maybe because they are aware that ....

 

...His career neutral park ERA is 4.25

 

...His career ERA+ is 96

 

...His career inter-league ERA is 4.78

 

...His career neutral park OPS allowed is .787.

 

...His career inter-league OPS allowed is .881

 

...They might even suspect his arm is toast...

 

Mostly they probably realize that if the Angels were to take on all of Niese's contract while paying 70% of Hamilton's they would end up paying 99 mil instead of 89 mil.....

 

 

People seem to be looking at his raw ERA and ignoring the current state of offense.  He's nothing more than a league average to slightly below career average pitcher in the NL.   Jon Niese gets massively overrated by people.

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Hamilton has SOME value. He's a former MVP. While he hasn't been good the last two years, he hasn't be Wellsian - he's had a 110 OPS+, which is above average (Wells had an 86 OPS+ as an Angel), and comes out to be about 2 WAR per 150 games, which is the definition of average. So at worst Hamilton is an average major league regular. There are teams that could use an average regular, especially one that has potential to rebound to something more.

 

That said, his chances of rebounding are better elsewhere than in Anaheim, where's out-worn his welcome. Hamilton knows this and would probably welcome a trade.

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Hamilton has SOME value. He's a former MVP. While he hasn't been good the last two years, he hasn't be Wellsian - he's had a 110 OPS+, which is above average (Wells had an 86 OPS+ as an Angel), and comes out to be about 2 WAR per 150 games, which is the definition of average. So at worst Hamilton is an average major league regular. There are teams that could use an average regular, especially one that has potential to rebound to something more.

 

That said, his chances of rebounding are better elsewhere than in Anaheim, where's out-worn his welcome. Hamilton knows this and would probably welcome a trade.

 

He also has the greater potential than the average player to spectacularly go down in flames.

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