Latest Update Angels discussed trading Hamilton back to Rangers Wed Dec, 17, 09:58 AM
Phenomenally athletic, he has a big frame and a sweet, powerful lefty swing. Runs effortlessly and has a great outfield arm. Can bat for huge power and good average and is a clutch RBI producer.
Flaws: : Is a bit too injury-prone. Strikes out a little too much. Has struggled significantly with off-field issues, which have slightly curtailed his overall stardom, though he has overcome a lot of adversity.
Shocking that the Rangers don't want a banged up, declining Hamilton whose ability to play the field is dwindling with each passing day. Good try, Angels.Analyst: Howard Bender
There is no doubt that Josh Hamilton has demons and has battled them throughout his Major League Baseball career. The more positive influences around him the better and Narron might be right what Hamilton needed in the organization. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Hamilton's been horrible so far in the playoffs, likely in part to him being rusty after missing the final 23 games of the regular season due to various ailments. While some bench options appear to be even more valuable than the hobbled veteran at this point, Scioscia will stick with Hamilton for at least one more game. Analyst: Ben Diamond
The question is whether Hamilton is doing more to hurt the Angels than he is to help them. As you know, Hamilton is one of the most injury prone players in all of baseball, but he's also extremely talented when healthy. If the Angels go down 2-0 to the Royals, Scioscia could make some changes to the lineup including a demotion to the bench for Josh Hamilton.Analyst: David Kerr