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With the potentially former Texas Rangers superstar currently looking for a monster deal this off season, it's nice to know that one facet of the Josh Hamilton story has been finalized...The Josh Hamilton Story.Allow me to explain.This past summer, word came out that producers were shopping a movie of the "fall from grace" and rise from the ashes of the 2010 American League MVP.And now, well, now the biopic will be turned into a feature film by Relativity Media."I truly think this guy’s story is one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever read," producer Basil Iwanyk said. "It’s also tailor-made for a movie: it has the mythic quality of The Natural, the faith-based angle of The Blind Side and the romance of Walk the Line."Sooo...baseball fantasy, football movie, music movie. Got it. In line to direct...Casey Affleck, who had already helped chip in to pitch the film."Casey has totally captured those elements in his take for the movie," Iwanyk added. "It is an extraordinary odyssey that took him from the depths of drug addiction, estrangement from his family, and suspension from baseball to a spectacular rebirth of his life, faith, marriage and Major League career."Alright, count me in.But here's the bigger question...who to play the five-time All-Star? Do you go with a bankable commodity or someone unknown?My pick? Friend of The Hall Casey Bond.You might remember Bond from his role as Oakland A's reliever Chad Bradford from Moneyball. But that's not why I'm going with the guy.First, you're going to want someone who has experience on the field and Bond was actually drafted by the San Francisco Giants back in 2007 and knows his baseball movies. Also, well, dude kinda looks like Hamilton.So, if you're casting The Josh Hamilton Story (my name, not theirs)...who ya got?
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After going into free agency in the 2012 MLB offseason, current Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton quickly became a number one get for most every team in the league. One of the teams at the top of the list of suitors for him are the Boston Red Sox. They have made it known that they intended to sign him to a deal and want to get it done before the start of...
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According to rumors, the Philadelphia Phillies view free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton as a "fallback option" if they are unable to sign B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn.
Earlier this week it was reported that the Philadelphia Phillies considered free agent slugger Josh Hamilton as a “backup option” in
their pursuit of outfielders. However, Hamilton is no longer on the team’s
list, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.
Agents who have spoken with the Phillies say that despite
their pursuit of both a center fielder and right fielder...
The Red Sox have been connected to just about every name on the free agent market in some way or another, but could they really be gearing up for a strong push at the market’s biggest name?
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington isn’t afraid to admit the team’s interest in Josh Hamilton, going on XM Radio on Tuesday and saying that the team still has interest in the free-agent...
The Texas Rangers re-acquired right-hander Jake Brigham from the Chicago Cubs for righty Barret Loux and a player to be named later.
Brigham was sent to the Cubs before the trade deadline in a deal for catcher Geovany Soto. But Brigham only pitched in two games after the trade and then went on the disabled list with a right elbow strain.
Sending Loux and the PTBNL to Chicago allows...
The Boston Red Sox have inquired on free agent right-hander
Kyle Lohse, remain interested in outfielder Josh Hamilton and “made a really
strong push” to sign veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda before he re-upped with the New
York Yankees, reports Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Heard from yet another source that #RedSox made a really strong push on Kuroda. Potentially important...
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Luis Martinez's Colombia team was knocked out of qualification for the 2013 World Baseball Classic on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Here's a list of players that signed Minor League deals recently:
– The Texas Rangers signed left handed pitcher Scott Olsen to a Minor League deal according to MLB.com's transaction page. Olsen last pitched in the Majors in 2010 and went 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA, 5.9 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9 and a 4.45 FIP in 81.0 innings pitched. Last season, he only pitched four innings...
The Red Sox have a lot of pieces to fill this offseason, and they may need to take a creative route to acquire top players.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has Josh Hamilton, Joe Mauer and Kyle Lohse on his Red Sox wishlist this year. He said the team needs to find two top bats — one of the outfield and one for first base. Mauer was placed on waivers by the Twins this past season...