Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Embezzle

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Rickey Henderson has been convicted on 1,406 counts of embezzlement. The governing body of Major League Baseball has also convicted Lou Brock on 938 counts. Billy Hamilton didn’t fare too much better. After a lengthy trial, he was convicted on 914 counts. And Ty Cobb, the most notorious of all ballplayers, received the maximum sentence […] READ MORE


Billy Hamilton’s Short Tenure with the New York Mets

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There was no question Billy Hamilton has struggled to hit at this point in his career. However, after the New York Mets traded their fourteenth ranked prospect in Jordan Humphreys for the speedster, New York needed to find a way to have Hamilton impact the team. They were unable to do that as he was […] READ MORE


Mets Acquire Billy Hamilton in Trade with the Giants

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The New York Mets have lacked speed for much of the past few seasons. That changed Sunday morning when the Mets acquired Billy Hamilton from the San Fransisco Giants for pitcher Jordan Humphreys.  Humphreys was DFA’d by the Mets earlier this week and was currently the 14th ranked prospect on the Mets according to MLB.com. […] READ MORE


Jake Vogel 2020 MLB Draft Profile

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In 2017, Huntington Beach High School in Southern California saw Nick Pratto get drafted in the first round. In 2020, they have another potential high draft pick. Jake Vogel, a right-handed hitting outfielder, will not go in the first round. However, as the 82nd-best prospect, according to MLB.com, he has a legitimate shot at being […] READ MORE


Billy Hamilton Signs with the Kansas City Royals

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The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a  one year, $5.25 million dollar deal with former Cincinnati Reds CF Billy Hamilton. ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that $1 million in incentives will also be part of the deal as well. Billy Hamilton’s deal with Royals: one year, 5.25m, $1m incentives — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December […] READ MORE


Evan Longoria Trade Shouldn’t Be the End for Retooling Giants Part 2

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Check out part one of our discussion on why the San Francisco Giants shouldn’t stop retooling with the Evan Longoria trade. Evan Longoria Trade a Good Start, But Shouldn’t Be the End for Retooling Giants J.D. Martinez Option number one is without question unrestricted free agent J.D. Martinez. The Giants are going to have to open […] READ MORE




2017 Cincinnati Reds Season Preview

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2017 Cincinnati Reds Season Preview 2017 might be another painful year for fans of the Queen City. The Cincinnati Reds finished 2016 with an abysmal record of 68-94. Good enough for fifth place in the National League West, and 35.5 games behind the eventual World Series champion Chicago Cubs. In the past couple of seasons […] READ MORE