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By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
This season has had more than its share of disappointments
for Angel’s fans and one of the biggest disappointments has been the struggles
of Josh Hamilton at the plate.
Simply put Josh has been swinging at a lot of pitches
outside of the strike zone and, when he does put the ball in play, he has not
hit the ball quite as hard and it has not found as many holes as it normally
has for him in the past.
Additionally, Hamilton has faced an increasing number of
off-speed pitches and has had particular trouble with sinkers, curveballs, and
So what does this mean now and in the future for Josh? Will
he return to the Hamilton of old and post an on-base plus slugging over 1.000?
Or will he slip further, forcing the Angels to push him into a really expensive
bench role at some future, point in time?
The answer appears to be somewhere in-between and let me
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