My issue with him is him not giving it his all. His excuses that pile up are tiresome as well.
I wasn't able to see a single game this year but from what I remember it wasn't so much excuses as just saying the way things are. He has the body of a 3rd baseman but plays the position of the antelope type players. I don't quite understand where you're coming from though; he was habitually injuring himself running down balls against the wall, etc. When healthy it looked like he gave it his all to me.
In any case, I think he'll be a productive player for the next few years and would be happy if the Rangers were able to retain him without giving him too many years or committing too much money.
If you were able to watch the Oakland series at the very end of the year you would know what I'm talking about. There was a total lack of interest on his part. There's a reason he was getting booed by Ranger fans despite having been one of the most beloved Rangers players in a long time. He was also the easiest out in baseball for at the very least the last month or two of the season. Sure, he put up great overall numbers that most players would love to end a season with, but he compiled those stats in about a 2 month span surrounded by garbage play.
As for his excuses, at one point he blamed an issue on having blue eyes. I think that is the only time we'll ever hear that from an athlete. Mike Adams came out after the season saying the team never knew which Josh would be showing up each day as well.
Greinke will get overpaid by whoever signs him, but I think he is the much better top FA target than Hamilton.
Not trying to sway your opinion. Just giving mine. Eh that's a tough one for me. I wish they would trade for Upton without giving up Andrus or Profar so Hamilton wouldn't be an option anymore. I guess ultimately I would take him back at maybe a 3-4 year deal but if the price goes over $20 mil a season it'd be a waste.
The Michael Young Era is officially over. He's now a member of the Phillies. I think he'll put up better offensive numbers next season. He's supposed to be the everyday 3rd base man up there... Good luck with that.
I think this move was partially done to save Wash from himself (always playing Young).
It was certainly time. Again, it would've been nice to win it with him after he stuck through all those lean years, but the team will be stronger going forward without him. I'm not going to miss the yearly offseason drama. Just getting out of one of the worst contracts in baseball is return enough.
That wouldn't have been on Romo if Newman intercepted that pass. It would be the receiver's fault for not staying on his feet.
Honestly Romo hasn't gotten that much help this year. Before this last stretch 2-3 games, Dez has been horrible. His great performance for this stretch doesn't erase the fact that in all the previous games he's done nothing but drop passes and make dumb mistakes.
Dez had gotten a lot better as the season went on. I guess I still hold out some hope for him. I think sometimes his problem is just a lack of awareness on the field rather than intentionally making the wrong choices. I hope it can be coached out of him.
And either way the Cowboys have been done for a while in the sense of competing for anything. I still want to see them win their games though. I can't tolerate tanking when it comes to football.
Rangers are screwed. I guess God told Josh to take the money. If JD trades Elvis as a result I'll loose my mind. So right now,
1b: Kinsler, 2nd: Profar, SS: Elvis, 3rd: Beltre, C: Sotto, RF: Cruz, CF: Gentre/Martin, LF: Murphy, DH: Moreland. The in field is fine, but CF is a huge issue.
Looks like they'll go after Swisher and over pay in a trade with Mike Olt. FML.
Thankfully someone else isn't freaking out. That is a miserable contract they just gave him. The Rangers should use the money they didn't use this offseason to resign Andrus and Harrison. Keep the young guys, let the Angels nab our 30+ year old players.