Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/16/14
In the aftermath of "The Drop" in Oakland and subsequent 0-for-4 performance in the AL wild-card game, it was hard to find anyone who wanted to re-sign Josh Hamilton. Never mind that he played an enormous role in back-to-back trips to the World Series and won an AL MVP award for the Rangers. The mercurial Hamilton became the face of the Rangers' pitiful September collapse because of a strange ailment that caused him to miss five key games and then his nonchalant reaction to dropping that ball in center field on the final day of the regular-season. Maybe there will be a time when Rangers fans learn to appreciate Hamilton again, but it's still too soon at this point. So for the second time in three years, a player from the Rangers is the highest-profile free agent in baseball. Compared to what's about to happen with Hamilton, the Cliff Lee negotiation was run-of-the-mill. With Lee, at least we had a general idea of what it would take to sign him to a long-term ...
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