Found December 15, 2012 on
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
How do you measure the impact of a major slugger on a lineup? Easy, ask a great pitcher.
At the Angels Press Conference to introduce Josh Hamilton, AngelsWin.com caught up with Mark Langston, a great left-hander, to ask him how he would approach a series facing a lineup with Trout, Trumbo, Pujols and Hamilton. We asked him how he would try and get Hamilton out, and the effect of having a potent right/left combination in the heart of the lineup would affect him both as an opponent and as a starter for the Angels.
Listen in as Mark Langston tells fans exactly how great this signing is for the Angels.
Mark Langston Commenting on the Josh Hamilton Signing 12-15-2012 from AngelsWin.com on Vimeo.
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Yes, the Dodgers had conversations with Josh Hamilton’s agents, Michael Moye and Scott Sanderson. But the impetus for the discussions came from the agents, not club officials, and the talks failed to progress, major-league sources say.
It’s understandable that Moye and Sanderson would want to engage the Dodgers, who under their new ownership have become the biggest spenders...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Feeling "a little upset" that Texas didn't move quickly enough to re-sign him, free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton donned a Los Angeles Angels jersey on Saturday after finalizing a 125 million, five-year contract that he called a new chapter in his life.
"I started off with the Devil Rays and now I'm an Angel," said the five-time All...
ANAHEIM, CA I started out with the Devil Rays and now Im an Angel, said a smiling Josh Hamilton during his first news conference as a member of the Angels. And while the trip from Tampa Bay may have taken 13 years and stops in two other cities to complete, the move from Arlington, Texas to Orange County was finished as fast as you can say free agent coup.
Thats exactly what it...
You probably think I’m crazy don’t you?
Or worse, you think I’m going to make some sort of tasteless assumption that Josh Hamilton going to LA will lead him back to his past addictions.
So how on Earth can Josh Hamilton – the 2010 AL MVP; the first free agent coming off a 40-HR, 120-RBI season since Alex Rodriguez; the man with talent seemingly on loan from God – be a downgrade...
What could the Texas Rangers have done if they wanted to re-sign Josh Hamilton?
“She said they should have put a ring on it.” said Hamilton at his introduction on Sunday.
Hamilton was his typical joking self in the press conference but expressed disappointment that he was not perused by the Rangers with more aggression.
“I gave them everything I had for five years,” Hamilton...
The Los Angeles Angels are into Josh Hamilton for five years and $125 million and, although team owner Arte Moreno said there was "no special language" in the outfielder's contract citing consequences for a potential drug or alcohol relapse, the team will take extra steps to keep the admitted addict on the straight and narrow.
One of the first moves is hiring Hamilton...
Count Josh Hamilton's new teammate, Albert Pujols, among those who are stunned that the power-hitting outfielder signed with the Angels.
It’s been a spontaneous year in Los Angeles Angels baseball, first with the signing of Albert Pujols to kick off the year, then the coming of age of Mike Trout throughout the summer. Add in Jered Weaver’s no-hitter and the rent-a-gun trade for Zack Greinke, the only constant has been that the Angels have proven [...]The post Josh Hamilton To L.A.? Tomorrow Never Knows appeared...
The Los Angeles Angels signed outfielder Josh Hamilton on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET in Anaheim. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that Hamilton's five-year, $125 million contract is official after he passed his physical exam. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reported that Hamilton's contract includes a no-trade clause...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron analyzes all baseball — and, in particular, the part of baseball concerning the trade of R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays from the Mets for prospects. Also: how the Angels’ signing of Josh Hamilton doesn’t particularly represent a huge payroll spike for them. Also-also: the Phillies spend more on a relief than starting pitcher...
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Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels, and Torii Hunter was not happy about it.
This is some serious dedication.
Brandon McCarthy has a serious Twitter problem.
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The biggest prize in the free agent market is now off the table. I guess the Angels were tired of sitting back and watching the Dodgers grab everybody they wanted for themselves. So yesterday, the Angels signed Josh Hamilton to a 5 year, 125 million dollar contract. This comes off of last years signing of Albert Pujols to a 10 year deal. Interesting to note too that Torii Hunter...