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(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 [...]
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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."
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...
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...
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...
MLB legend, Rangers president says that kicking tobacco habit may
have led to struggles.
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...
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 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...