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Does Carlos Quentin make sense for the Angels?

With Josh Hamilton out and Howie Kendrick traded, the Angels will be on the lookout for additional sources of offense to help propel a team that finished with the second best offense in the AL to another championship. It’s strange to think most reports indicate the sky is falling in on the Angels because the Mariners and Astros got better and the Angels are now without Hamilton...
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Los Angeles Angels: with Hamilton out, who is in?

There is an Angel in the outfield who has a suspension looming over his head. Prior to a MLB sanctioned drug test, Josh Hamilton confessed to recent cocaine use. This former All-Star slugger has a much publicized past, in terms of his drug abuse. Hamilton is recovering from surgery and will be out regardless of any suspension. The biggest question to arise from this mess for the...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Valentine on Hamilton, Acta & Keri on the Expos, Leathersich, more

Ellis Valentine knows what Josh Hamilton is going through. Valentine battled substance abuse during his playing days, in the 1970s and 1980s, and now works as a certified drug counselor. Hamilton – assuming the reports are true – recently suffered a relapse in his own struggles with addiction. Valentine has been clean for nearly three […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly will try to show compassion to Hamilton

  It appears Josh Hamilton has left Major League Baseball little choice.   FOX Sports reported Friday morning that MLB is trying to walk the line when it comes to Hamilton’s latest relapse. The admitted addict recently fell off the wagon, according to reports, as Hamilton reportedly used cocaine and alcohol. That’s a clear violation of the league’s drug policy...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton’s Close Friend, Mentor Says Angels Slugger Should Retire

Josh Hamilton’s MLB career has been a roller coaster ride, and one of his closest friends thinks it’s time to end it. Roy Silver, a good friend of Hamilton’s and mentor to the Los Angeles Angels outfielder, told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview Thursday that Hamilton should leave the game for good. “Absolutely, absolutely,” Silver said. “He...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton reportedly had cocaine and alcohol relapse

Josh Hamilton met with MLB Wednesday reportedly to confess to having a substance abuse relapse over the offseason. We told you Wednesday that Hamilton’s relapse involved at least cocaine. On Thursday the NY Daily News reported that Hamilton “suffered a cocaine and alcohol relapse.” Hamilton’s father-in-law Michael Chadwick put the matter into perspective: Josh Hamilton's...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

‘I’m proof that hope is never lost.’ That simple, yet hard-hitting saying, is exactly what Josh Hamilton titled an article he wrote for ESPN The Magazine (as told to Time..... The post Josh Hamilton Is Not Alone And Neither Are You appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Josh Hamilton and MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement

Wednesday’s news that Josh Hamilton could be facing an imminent suspension from Major League Baseball has set off a wave of speculation regarding not only the possible cause of the suspension, but also its potential length. Given Hamilton’s history, some have assumed he may have had a relapse of his earlier substance-abuse problems, triggering a possible […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton reportedly confesses to cocaine relapse

Josh Hamilton met with MLB Wednesday about a “disciplinary” issue, according to reports, and a new report says the Angels outfielder confessed to having a relapse with cocaine. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported the news: Hear hamilton had relapse. Believe occurred a couple months back. Involved at least cocaine. Honorably, he confessed. — Jon Heyman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hamilton meets with MLB over ‘disciplinary issue’

Something strange appears to be going on with Josh Hamilton. As Hamilton remains at a friend’s ranch in Houston while rehabbing from shoulder surgery he had earlier this month, a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times indicates that the 33-year-old slugger had a meeting with Major League Baseball on Wednesday to discuss...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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