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Leonys Martin said this recently in an interview, “I’m gonna be 25 years old in March. In Triple-A last year, I hit 12 homers, stole 10 bases and hit for a .359 average in 231 at-bats while rocking a .422 OBP. My mother, Martina, always said, ‘Leonys, modesty isn’t the best policy, it’s the only policy, except for my policy regarding our dining room which is no shoes, no shirt, no service.’ But if I, Leonys Martin the Great, may be so bold, I’m a solid center fielder and ready for the majors. I have nothing left to prove in the minors. I could get double digit homers and steals in 2013 in the minors, too, but instead I’d like to play for my major league club, the Rangers. I hear Josh Hamilton will be shopping around his talents this offseason. I say, let him go! No disrespect to Josh Hamilton and all he’s done for the Rangers organization. In most organizations, a manager doing coke would be huge news, but Josh made that seem as inconsequential as being unable to say no to
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The Rangers appear unwilling to offer Josh Hamilton more than a three-year deal, which likely means the team is willing to allow the slugger leave in free agency.
The Texas Rangers acquired left-hander Tommy Hottovy for Kansas City for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Hottovy was added to the 40-man roster, giving the Rangers 35 players on the roster. The addition of Hottovy gives the Rangers five lefties on their 40-man roster.
Hottovy, 31, spent the majority of the 2012 season pitching in Triple A, where he went 2...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Two years ago the Texas Rangers waited for Cliff Lee to make a decision on his future before they moved ahead with their offseason plans.
That's not going to be the case with the Rangers this year with Josh Hamilton.
"Obviously with Josh you don't know where that's going to go," said team president Nolan Ryan. "What you're going...
ARLINGTON, Texas New Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan has been a busy man lately.
Magadan, who was at Rangers Ballpark Wednesday, has tried to talk with as many players as he can. He's also meeting with some Thursday and plans to travel to the Dominican Republic to meet with others.
One thing he's finding out is that the offense feels accountable for the team...
Nolan Ryan says he doesn't have a gut feeling on whether Josh Hamilton will return to the Texas Rangers next season.
Ryan said Wednesday it's hard to have a feel not knowing what the market will be for the slugger. The Rangers president believes everybody will have a better idea after this week's GM meetings.
The Rangers made a $13.3 million qualifying offer last week...
The Texas Rangers have three players who are finalists for Baseball Writers Association of America honors, including two of the five finalists for most valuable player.
Both outfielder Josh Hamilton and third baseman Adrian Beltre are finalists, along with Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and New York's Robinson Cano. The winner will be announced Nov...
If All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton was waiting for the Texas Rangers to set a market for the free agent slugger, it might be time to turn to Plan B. The Rangers aren't likely to meet the reported asking price of six or seven years at $20 million to $25 million per season. Hamilton, 31, is considered a prime free agent but his age and history of injuries, overcame chemical...
Ben and Sam discuss whether Josh Hamilton could end up signing a reasonable contract after all and talk about whether the Yankees can commit to and compete despite their goal to get under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.-- My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols.
Happy Independence Day.
Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for...
My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols.
Happy Independence Day.
Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols -- both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for Hamilton.
It's a terrifying concept, but CBS' Jon Heyman says the Red Sox are considering making a run at Josh Hamilton. The fact that it is "unlikely" gives me a little relief.
Hamilton's situation is well documented so I won't exhaust it here. Suffice it to say, I think it would be a tremendous mistake to sign him. Want proof? Texas, where he has thrived despite...
Josh Hamilton – (32) LF/CF, 6’4”, 240 Lbs, L/L: You look at Josh Hamilton these days and the story isn’t so much about his one-time troubles with addiction. The biggest question that general managers and Sandy Alderson have for concern with Hamilton is his age and the size and length of his desired contract. Is Hamilton a $25 Mil a year player? I don’t know. From...