Found October 10, 2012 on FOXSports.com:
PLAYERS: Nolan Ryan
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
MLB legend, Rangers president says that kicking tobacco habit may have led to struggles.
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Ryan questions Hamilton decision

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."

Nolan Ryan speaks out about Josh Hamilton

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...

Texas Rangers 2012 pitching staff report cards

Now that the season for the Texas Rangers has been over for almost a week and a lot longer in some peoples minds its time to hand out the report cards for the players. My grading system is simple. As go to those who had excellent seasons, Bs to those who were above average, Cs to those who were average, Ds to those below average and Fs to those either need to give back the money...

Rangers 2012 position players grades

The Texas Rangers had an explosive offense when you look at the big picture. Texas ranked among baseball's best in all the sexy offensive categories batting average, home runs, runs scored, total bases. But if you looked at the individual players, those numbers didn't seem to add up all the time. The Rangers were also poor at situational hitting; failing to advance runners...

Report: Rangers to let Hamilton test free agency

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton appears destined to become a free agent. The team won't make any offers to the slugger during the team's exclusive negotiating window, meaning he will hit the open market. Rangers’ general manager Jon Daniels told ESPN.com that the team agreed with Hamilton's agents that the outfielder would field offers. "The realities...

Rangers Smart to Let Josh Hamilton to Test Free Agency, Allow Market to Determine Slugger's Value

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...

For Texas Rangers, a strong season, bitter finish

Rangers manager Ron Washington wishes he gave his everyday players more rest during the season. Four days after Texas was eliminated by Baltimore in the AL wild-card playoff, Washington said Tuesday he thinks his team would still be playing if it had been fresher. After going to the last two World Series, Texas failed to win even one game this October. They lost 10 of their last...

The Rangers’ Offseason Overhaul

(Photo Credit: Nathan Hunsinger/Dallas Morning News) I expect it to be a busy winter for Jon Daniels, Nolan Ryan, Ron Washington and the Rangers’ front office, after the disappointment of losing the second largest division lead in MLB history has left the Rangers out of contention for their third straight World Series appearance. First, they’ll [...]Related posts:Could the Rangers...

Are the Rangers prepared to let Josh Hamilton walk?

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...

Hamilton-Rangers love story over

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. This strikeout in the wild-card loss to Baltimore was his last at-bat as a Ranger. My man, Randy...

Josh Hamilton Being Compared to T.O.?

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...
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