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Hamilton says he doesn't 'owe the Rangers'

Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:35 pm
 
Josh Hamilton

By C. Trent Rosecrans


After his most recent relapse, the Rangers put their extension talks with Josh Hamilton on hold. Despite the way the Rangers have supported Hamilton through two public relapses, the former MVP said he doesn't feel like he owes the team and doesn't expect an extension before the end of the season, when he can become a free agent.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Hamilton had this to say (via the Fort Worth Star-Tribune):
"The Rangers have done a lot for me, but I've got a question for ya'll: Have I done a lot for the Rangers?" Hamilton said. "I think I've given them everything I've had, and I don't think anybody can say I haven't. When it comes down to it, what people don't understand, is this is a business.

"I love Texas, I love my fans, I love the fans of the Rangers, I love the organization, I love my teammates, I love everything about it. But I'm not going to sit here and say I owe the Rangers, because I don't feel like I owe the Rangers."
I have a good friend who is a Rangers fan and she's not happy with the comments, and I can see how Rangers fans would feel that way. On the other hand, he's been paid to do a job and he's done it. If the Rangers weren't happy with him or his ability to do it, they don't have to offer Hamilton a contract after the season -- I'm pretty sure someone else will. That's the beauty of the free market.

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Comments

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:54 pm
 

Hamilton says he doesn't 'owe the Rangers'

These guys dont know when to just shut up.... 



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:53 pm
 

Hamilton says he doesn't 'owe the Rangers'

Must be the alcohol talkin...what a waste of time. Crybaby addict, shut up and be a man.



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:49 pm
 

Hamilton says he doesn't 'owe the Rangers'

Classless piece of trash. This franchise has bent over backwards for him with support.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Hamilton says he doesn't 'owe the Rangers'

Hamilton, you were better off not saying anything!


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