Truth & Rumors > MLB

Rangers frontrunners to retain Josh Hamilton

Views
13740
Comments
32

09:42 AM ET 12.02 | This could change fast but the Rangers headed to Nashville favored to retain Josh Hamilton. Among the reasons they are loath to lose him -- since Hamilton joined the Rangers in 2008, they have a .565 winning percentage with him (359-276) and a .491 winning percentage when he doesn't play (86-89).

Chicago Tribune

Josh Hamilton, Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Josh Hamilton, Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
December 2, 2012  09:46 AM ET

It Will Cost You, Bros.

Comment #2 has been removed
December 2, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That is a telling stat. But, I could see him walking, because Texas does not want to go long-term.

Reports out of Texas is the Rangers are holding firm at 3 years.

Comment #4 has been removed
December 2, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Reports out of Texas is the Rangers are holding firm at 3 years.

As well they should.

Hopefully Josh understands that he has no one to blame but himself. Without the baggage, he would be a shoo-in for a 5-8 year contract.

December 2, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

As well they should. Hopefully Josh understands that he has no one to blame but himself. Without the baggage, he would be a shoo-in for a 5-8 year contract.

Ya think they will fold Otis?

December 2, 2012  10:34 AM ET

The angels could sign him 6 years 150 millions deal.

Comment #8 has been removed
December 2, 2012  10:35 AM ET

The Rangers and Phillies are in the same boat both have let quality outfielders sign with other clubs so what other choice to they have but try and resign Hamilton.

December 2, 2012  10:38 AM ET

Oops. Forgot to flip quarter to alacran.

December 2, 2012  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

actually- I think that if it were just his demons- he'd get those yearsbut the guy is ALWAYS hurt.and since he's already over 30...it only will get worse

In his five seasons with the Rangers, he has averaged only around 125 games per season. In addition, aside from a good series against the Yankees, he has completely disappeared in the postseason. I'd be very concerned about giving him a long-term deal.

Comment #12 has been removed
December 2, 2012  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ya think they will fold Otis?

Nope... I don't.

Nolan Ryan isn't the type of person to fold.

Comment #14 has been removed
Comment #15 has been removed
December 2, 2012  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Nolan is old school.

Refreshing, isn't it?

Comment #17 has been removed
Comment #18 has been removed
December 2, 2012  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The angels could sign him 6 years 150 millions deal.

Or Boston. That kind of bogus deal is their signature move.

 
December 2, 2012  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nolan Ryan isn't the type of person to fold.

...or the type of person to enunciate.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    2279
    Comments
    866
  2. 2
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    2110
    Comments
    527
  3. 3
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    2728
    Comments
    174
  4. 4
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    2085
    Comments
    139
  5. 5
    Bryant headed back to Germany
    Views
    2067
    Comments
    113

SI.com

SI Photos