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 to have to do is I don't think we can sit around and say we have to wait and see what happens with Josh. We'll get a feel here shortly where we think that might be going. Also we have to be out there seeing what opportunities are out there whether there's an opportunity to improve the ball club. If you just sit back and wait you might miss an opportunity you can regret."
Ryan is a fan or shorter contract and doesn't like to give deals that are longer than three or four years. But that doesn't always hold true for position players, where he's more flexible.
Hamilton has until Friday to accept or reject the team's qualifying offer of 13...