Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/15/12
After reading of the Phillies reported interest in Josh Hamilton, my mind began to wander. Admittedly, like most fans, I would love the idea of another power bat in the lineup that has the potential to have a major impact on a team that struggled all season to score runs; but I began to wonder if Hamilton is right for our team. While I have no doubt that the Phillies are performing their due diligence on the talented outfielder, I still have reservations about committing to him over a long-term. There are three questions in particular that I keep coming back to: 1. Can he stand up to the pressure of playing in a baseball city? Hamilton has been a cornerstone of the most successful era in the history of the Rangers organization. Over a five year stretch, the team has played in two World Series and has seen the fan base grow substantially. They drew the fifth most fans in all of baseball in 2010 and 2011 growing from 2.4 million to 2.9 million; however, this season their attendance t...
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