I blame Ryan and Daniels. Terribly flawed approach to criticize Hamilton all offseason. And to think they didn't take him seriously all this time... It serves the Rangers organization right. They treated Hamilton like shit. I'm shocked he even went back to tell Daniels what Seattle had offered him. If I was in Josh's shoes, I would have resented that entire front office.
Rangers were awful when Hamilton hit .177 one of those months. Beltre put the team on his back, but he didn't get much help from Josh. Hamilton kicked his tobacco habit so good for him. It just cost the Rangers three to four months of his service. THANKS MAN.
@Flex: Josh is a Jesus freak. He loves to do the right thing. LMAO, that's why he's an ANGEL.
"You would've liked to have thought that if he was going to do that, that he would've done it in the offseason or waited until this offseason to do it," Ryan said during an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Galloway and Company" this week. "So the drastic effect that it had on him and the year that he was having up to that point in time when he did quit, you'd have liked that he would've taken a different approach to that."
"You know, that's really a tough term to say somebody quit," Ryan said. "He had an issue, he was under a magnifying glass and things didn't go well. If he would have gotten a couple of hits in those key situations or if he hadn't dropped that ball in Oakland, would people be saying that? No, they wouldn't be saying that. It didn't look good. But do I think he quit? I have no reason to think he quit. It didn't go well. It didn't look good and only Josh knows what was in his heart and what was in his mind.
"If you've gone this far, you're going to test the market," Daniels said. "The realities are when a guy goes out and tests the market and it's this close, you're not going to pre-empt it. I think he's going to go out and test the market and see what's out there and get back to us.
Really arrogant approach. Struck me the wrong way, but I understand how taxing providing all these services for Josh, as a club, can be (a mentor who travels with him, a counseling team, professionals like psychologists, etc,.).