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"Sometimes Josh is hard to figure out," and, when asked about Texas trying to re-sign the free agent outfielder, he said, "I'm not sure if it's in the best interest of the Texas Rangers or not."
Isn't Adams a free agent?
From the excerpt here, it doesn't seem to be anything like Adams ripping Hamilton. The quote, "I'm not sure if it's in the best interest of the Texas Rangers or not" doesn't necessarily mean that there is anything wrong with Hamilton as a player or teammate. A realist knows that giving a huge long term contract to Hamilton may squeeze the Rangers' future payroll so much that it limits the team's options in the future. Since Adams doesn't know what the Rangers plan for their future budgets, it's perfectly reasonable to say that he isn't sure if it's in the Rangers' best interests. Unless Adams made some other statements that reflect poorly on Hamilton as a teammate, this doesn't strike me as a big deal.
What else is he supposed to say?
Is the prognosis on his thoracic outlet surgery poor?
The only crazy-ass spin being done is to pretend this statement is ordinary. It's undeniably unusual for a ballplayer to wonder whether signing an all-star player is in the club's best interests, and I'd suspect you'd have a really hard time finding another example.
Unusual or not, what is the criticism from Adams if there is one? Saying someone is "hard to figure out" isn't really criticism.
In case any of you confused on this point, if a reporter asks about any of your current colleagues, that is also the only proper answer.
By far, the most reasonable interpretation of Adams' comments is that he has some kind of issue with Hamilton.
No, by far the most reasonable interpretation of Adams' comments is that he meant nothing by them and he's not media savvy. It is a quite unreasonable interpretation to think that Adams was consciously trying to run down Hamilton. The hidden meaning is most likely entirely in the minds of media and fans.
By far, the most reasonable interpretation of Adams' comments is that he has some kind of issue with Hamilton
Not that he said anything truly controversial, but he did annoy Peyton Manning and that effectively ended his career.
The idiot kicker
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