What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
It isn't ocular keratitis this time, it's a "real sickness." That seems to flare up in the southern California climate, which is where Hamilton now plays.
That guy is unbelievable. Finds an excuse for everything.
They're 10 games back, he's just another player now. Give it a rest and focus on Rangers wins.
I'm beginning to think he was right when he disparaged Rangers fans
Anyone thinks he turns it around and gets 20 hr lol
Anyone think you idiots EVER stop obsessing over this guy?
Hamilton has baseball skills and talent that very few possess, and when he was on he carried a team. But he will soon be a very old 32 in a week. We probably all know cokers who are/were 32 and looked 52. Those missing 3 years took a major toll on Josh. For him, he may be just aging very rapidly, and if that truly is the case, he has minimal chance of playing out his current contract. In his best years he would not brake the 100 k barrier. This year he is on a pace to go over 170. I personally like to see him bat, but also believe the Rangers really lucked out not having to sign him to that 5/$125 contract. What has been a bit amazing is that he has not, or has not been reported, fallen off the wagon in LA LA Land, where the opportunities are much greater then in Texas.
Why are the oppurtunities greater in "LaLaLand"???
Josh's battles are mental. Pressure is his enemy. If/when he gets comfy in Orange County, he'll be dangerous again. The problem is, Arte Moreno has preached financial restraint the past two offseasons.
However, emboldened by a TV contact, he's contradicted himself, spending like a drunken sailor. He thinks he can win by outspending the Rangers. He also wants to outshine the Dodgers in the SoCal market.
This is faulty thinking. That approach worked, on a couple of occasions, for George Steinbrenner. It has been a failure, most of the time, for everyone else. See the recent flameouts of the Red Sox, Marlins, Blue Jays (in progress) and Dodgers (in progress). Who's got next?
In the process of paying for past performance, he has saddled his club with back breaking debt. The Angels remind me of an airline that is slowly drifting into chapter 11 bankruptcy. At some point, (along with the obligatory firing of Mike Scioscia and GM Jerry Dipoto) there will be an attempted fire sale. Will the Rangers be opportunists when the inevitable rebuilding effort starts?
Sometimes it's better to be the scavenger than hunter.
You remind me of someone who just can't let go.
If Josh were still with the Rangers he would still be hitting because the team put all of his accountability people around him to keep him comfy and keep him from getting into his head to much. The Angels are treating him like a grown man that should be able to handle his own business. HUGE MISTAKE!! Josh is a child and right now is so far into his own head he might never find his way back.But hey I'm happy the God took care of him with all that money and sent him to a real baseball town. Jackass!
Come on fellas-he's gone-get over the jaded lover thing.
I think he will turn it around and start hitting. I am just hoping against us, his bat stays silent. When it is all said and done, he will be respectable but not Josh of 2011. I think he will end up .280/.370/.470.
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