Found December 05, 2012 on The Platoon Advantage:
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Here is some news that, as an aside, doesn't make me entirely happy as an A's fan who enjoys his team winning and having easy teams to beat up on in the American League West. The news is that the Rangers have put Josh Hamilton contract talks on hold to pursue Zack Greinke. You can see why this would upset me. But that's not what I'm here for. I have a whole A's blog to whine about the A's. What I'm here for is the weirdness of an entire front office apparently being unable to manage two different contract negotiations at once, and in particular being unable to so manage in a public fashion. Or semi-public, at least -- Jon Heyman wasn't able to put a name to his report that Hamilton was being backburnered, after all, but it's not crazy to imagine that teams frequently let information out for a reason. This isn't the Cold War, but there sure is a lot of money at stake, so spy-game measures are well justified. The point is this: just how ma...
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