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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hamilton owes Angels an apology after relapse, subsequent trade

Heyman is taking over as editor of Halos Heaven.

It’s to the point where Hamilton is so convincing he doesn’t even have to try. And he hasn’t been trying.

In his Texas press conference, Hamilton never once took responsibility for causing the Angels a lot of heartache. Instead, what he said was Moreno should have known better. That strikes me as a very different message than the one he gave him when selling him on the $125 million deal, which is among the all-time worst from a team perspective.

Hamilton shouldn’t take big hits for his limp performance (31 home runs in two seasons in California). But it was more than a bit weird that the onetime 240-pound star showed up at his first Angels camp weighing 212 pounds. Maybe he was simply saddened to leave Texas, as others around the Angels say he seemed glum a lot of the time. Maybe he was homesick.

Whatever, he wasn’t the same player, almost from the moment he got to Orange County and donned Angels red. There once was an big Angels free agent, Lyman Bostock, so upset not to be living up to a big free-agent deal that he apologized and offered to give back part of the money.

Of course, people are different, times have changed and apologies are neither required nor expected for underperformance. But Hamilton created this year’s mess with his actions. When he relapsed, he might have shown more remorse. Or at least some.

Angels people suggested two things to Hamilton after the star admitted to the relapse. One was that he consider checking into rehab. The other was that he call Moreno to apologize.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 30, 2015 at 11:39 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, drugs, hot takes, jon heyman, josh hamilton, rangers

 

 

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