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Texas Rangers Podcast: Josh Hamilton signs, but not with Texas

Texas Rangers Podcast: Josh Hamilton signs, but not with Texas

by Todd Kaufmann | Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012
| 589 baseball fanatics read this article

 

For the second year in a row, Angels owner Arte Moreno lands the biggest fish in the free-agent pool by signing Josh Hamilton.

The news came down early Thursday afternoon, Josh Hamilton had signed a five-year contract … but it wasn’t with the Texas Rangers. Instead, Hamilton signed a contract reportedly worth $125 million with the division rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fans from both sides reacted immediately, with mostly negative responses from the Rangers side. It didn’t help matters when Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told the media he was disappointed that Josh didn’t keep his word about letting Texas have a chance to match any offer he received.

We react to the signing and talk about an offseason that continues to be nothing more than disappointing. At least for now.

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Post By Todd Kaufmann (162 Posts)

Todd Kaufmann is a freelance writer who, since moving to Texas in 2008, has covered everything from minor league baseball, the PGA Tour, college football, to the Texas Rangers themselves. He and his wife currently reside near Mansfield, Texas with their yellow lab ironically named...Ranger. You can follow him on Twitter @T_Kaufmann as well as on Facebook

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