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Texas Rangers 2012 Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Sam I Am, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    What an amazing day for Josh. He makes it looks so freaking easy.

    I hope he can stay. But again him staying healthy bothers me. It would be crazy to see what he could have become if he didn't have his problems early. But then again I doubt he would be a Ranger if he hadn't had his problems.
  2. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Also I have one more final to take Wednesday and then I'm off to Arlington friday to celebrate and watch the Rangers. CJ vs. Yu, I picked a good first game to go to this season. The series is sold out, should be a playoff type atmosphere. I can't wait.
  3. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    if leonys martin works out we can put him in CF and DH josh. that would help ease some of the injury issues. we still have to see if leonys is the real deal when he comes back from his injury.
  4. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    Its just money ... Sign Josh. We have NEVER had a player like this on our roster. He is better than A-Rod. He is the reason we will win The Series this year.
  5. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Another amazing stat: After last night, Hamilton could go 0 for his next 210 at-bats and STILL have a higher slugging percentage than Albert Pujols does right now. He could go 0 for his next 28 and still have the highest slugging percentage in the AL.
  6. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    I've never heard anyone say these things about Josh. Never heard anything about lack of "work ethic" or not trying "half as hard" as many guys.

    In fact, I believe the consensus is the opposite. His injuries are largely attributable to how hard he plays the game. He crashes into walls, he lays out for balls in the gap, he slides headfirst even into 1B at times - all of which has caused injuries.

    In addition when his batting average started to suffer a couple of years ago and he was struggling to hit lefties with big curves that broke away from him, he worked hard at going with the pitch and hitting opposite field and up the middle so he wouldn't be susceptible to pitches away from him. The result was that he hit .359 in 2010. Also, did you notice that 2 of his homers last night were dead center, and one to left field?

    Josh is actually a more dangerous hitter now, because he is neither focusing on pulling the ball to RF for the big HR's, nor is he focusing on opposite field hits designed to make contact and get base hits. He is going with whatever pitch is thrown, and driving balls hard to all fields. That, to me, seems to be the result of working at his craft.

    I just don't see that he is resting on his athleticism.
  7. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    You know the Skankees will be standing there with their normal open wallet
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Josh has a rep as having an outstanding work ethic. And the fact that he goes 110% on the field is one reason why he's had injuries.

    The other stuff about him blowing some early years due to his off-field demons is, of course, very true..
  9. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Josh = Greatness
  10. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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  11. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    second time this season we've been hit with a rain delay when we're getting hot. :bang2:
  12. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    :lmao2:
  13. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Darn, that sucks. Rangers site on FB is saying the game is postponed. Doubleheader tomorrow starting at 3pm central time.
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Yep... he NEEDS to stay here and we should pay him... he will take less to be here...

    His talent is UNDENIABLE... his addictions will hold him back for other teams...

    He has some built in restrictions in Texas... this is where he should stay... for his OWN sanity...
  15. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Pujols will be a first ballot guy... Hamilton is better... but likely will not get in... it happens...
  16. Gator88

    Gator88 Member

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    :laugh2: :lmao2:
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Wow. First off, Josh is 1-5 top talented players in the league and second, he plays harder that almost everyone in the league. The guy knows he is good and thinks he deserves a lot more than his history says he should get, but what you just said is absolute ********.

    His ego twists me in ways that make me want to let him go, but his talent and effort are top 5 in the league. I will never doubt his will to be the best. Name Weaver, Verlander, etc. They aren't better. They are just in his class.
  18. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Josh Hamilton takes Albert Pujols for an offensive spin. :laugh2:

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  19. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Yeah exactly. If he hadn't gotten into drugs and drinking he would have been a great young player for the Rays and then once his initial contract was up he would go to the highest bidder.
  20. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Hopefully we'll still be fresh for the Angels... and hopefully this doesn't screw up the Yu vs. Wilson matchup. I don't think it will though.

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