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Given Josh Hamilton's production during his time with the Texas Rangers, critics would have been hard pressed to compare the outfielder to anyone else in the game.Thankfully, FOXSports.com's Jen Floyd Engel has some suggestions.Nobody will want to admit this, but Hamilton had quickly become the T.O. of the Rangers, a talented player whose production no longer justifies the headache. The Rangers have decided he is no longer worth it, which is why on Tuesday in their post-mortem wrapup, they said Hamilton will be allowed to “test the market,” the same phrasing used about now-Angels pitcher CJ Wilson.That is code for we have no intention of Hamilton being a Ranger going forward.Yikes.Now, I'm not a huge Hamilton supporter. Matter of fact...I've publicly called dude a "douchebag", but to compare the 2010 American League MVP to Terrell Owens is a little much given the former wide receiver is regarded by many as the biggest cancer in team sports. By comparison, the worst Hamilton has done recently is quit chewing tobacco while his team was competing for the top spot in the National League West.And as far as Floyd Engel suggesting his production "no longer justifies the headache"? Me thinks there are plenty teams out there that would love the pains of a guy who has averaged 33 home runs and 107 RBI over the last three seasons.***Props to Black Sports Online.***
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Rangers head honcho Nolan Ryan questioned Josh Hamilton's decision to quit smokeless tobacco during the season, saying the timing "couldn't have been worse."
Josh Hamilton said in June that he was attempting to stop his use of chewing tobacco. The process wasn't an easy one for the 2010 A.L. MVP and it probably affected his play.
The Texas Rangers power-hitting outfielder also tried to kick the habit during the 2011 season.
But was the timing right?
According to a recent radio interview, Rangers president Nolan Ryan said it was...
Josh Hamilton's bat sat on his shoulder for the first strike. He fouled the second one off. He swung at the third delivery but missed, and in doing so unleashed pent-up boos from the Texas Rangers fans who once adored him.
And so ended what had been a great baseball love story.
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Texas Rangers reliever Mike Adams, who will be a free agent, will undergo surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thursday in Dallas.
Adams met with Dr. Greg Pearl yesterday and Pearl will perform the surgery.
Adams missed the final five games of the season because of what was thought to be a mild neck strain. He was diagnosed with TOS Sept. 30.
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Many things are known about Josh Hamilton -- far more details of the man's personal life have been made public information than just about any other athlete. We know he's a recovering alcoholic, we know he's devoutly religious, we know he's injury prone, we know he's trying to quit caffeine and we know, when he's on the field, he's one of the best, most...
The Texas Rangers say reliever Mike Adams will have surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a numbing sensation that sidelined him the last week of the season.
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The Texas Rangers are prepared to let Josh Hamilton test the market, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The Rangers at this point in time are not ready to offer the number of years or type of money Hamilton is looking for. The Rangers in essence are hoping teams around the league will develop the market for Hamilton and they will be able to come in at the end and potentially reach...
MLB legend, Rangers president says that kicking tobacco habit may
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