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If this were a year that Texas Rangers have come to expect, they would have been preparing for Game 2 of the American League Division Series Monday at Rangers Ballpark.Instead, the Rangers are watching the game if they want and still licking their wounds after a season that started with so much promise went so wrong.But the Rangers won't be able to sulk for long as they have plenty of questions to answer before they can try to make another playoff run in 2013. Here are a six pack of them that need to be answered.1. What happens with Josh Hamilton? The good news for the Rangers is that this isn't a question they really have to answer. The answer to this one will come when another team decides to spend big money on a player with immense baseball talent and just as immense non-baseball issues. If the questions about Hamilton just centered on baseball, the Rangers may have considered trying to match whatever offer Hamilton will get. But as good as he's been on the field for ...
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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."
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 had a great season that ended in disappointment. It would be easy to say the season itself was a disappointment because of how it ended, but that would minimize the success Texas had throughout almost the entire regular season. They led the American League West from April until the final day of the regular season when the Oakland Athletics overtook them and forced...
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...
After going 0-4 and being booed during Friday’s 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Wild Card game at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas center fielder and impending free agent Josh Hamilton insinuated he has played his … Continue reading →
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...
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...
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...
Jeff Zimmerman and I have done lots of work on player aging curves in the past 12 to 18 months. Jeff started things off with a series of hitter aging curves, which focused mostly on standard outcomes and WAR components. Jeff and I then joined forces this year for a series focused on pitcher aging.This time around, I wanted to know how a hitter’s plate discipline changes over his...
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