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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Teams with the Most Dead Money

Almost all of the Los Angeles Angels money is going to the Texas Rangers so they can pay Josh Hamilton after the unusual falling out between the Hamilton and the Angels organization. The team is also paying a portion of Erick Aybar‘s salary with the Braves. The Los Angeles Dodgers have spread their money out among many players. Hector Olivera with the Braves, Michael Morse for the Pirates, Matt Kemp for the Padres are all receiving some money from the Dodgers this season. In addition, the Dodgers are also paying Erisbel Arrabarruena, who is still with the organization, but appears to have been a big international acquisition for little payoff as he has been outrighted off the roster.

Of the amount above, about one-quarter of the money is still with the team, like Arrabarruena, and potentially could still pan out, although removing a player from the 40-man roster is generally a pretty good indication about the level of confidence a team has in that player’s future. The biggest expenditure in this manner goes to Allen Craig, who is set to make $9 million this season and another $11 million in 2017 with a $1 million buyout for a $13 million option for the 2018 season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 15, 2016 at 02:46 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, dodgers, josh hamilton

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Texas Rangers: Jon Daniels: How Josh Hamilton and Ian Desmond will co-exist if and when Hamilton is healthy | SportsDay

Will Hamilton really contribute much this season? I’m not feeling it.

I hope Ian’s playing well and come May, Josh is healthy and ready to roll. Even before the last few weeks where Josh’s knee acted up again, internally we were all discussing what is the right number of games for Josh and I don’t think anyone felt like it was 150. At 34, going to be 35, he’s had multiple knee surgeries, he’s 240-plus pounds, a big man on a knee that’s had some issues.

Even before the last few weeks, all off-season we’ve been of the mindset that we were going to have to monitor his playing time. What we’ve talked to Josh about is let’s really focus on getting healthy. If you’re healthy and you come back and you’re playing the way you’re capable of playing, I’m very confident we’ll sort it out. I’m very confident that we’ll find spots where Josh can play and contribute to the club and at the same time still protect his body.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 02, 2016 at 06:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ian desmond, jon daniels, josh hamilton, jurickson profar, rangers, royals

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Texas Rangers: Grant: A closer look at Rangers’ LF options as Josh Hamilton’s unpredictable knee strikes again | SportsDay

The low risk acquisition of Hamilton also looks like it won’t have any payoff.

Hamilton, who has had two knee surgeries since September, left camp before an official full-squad workout to meet with an orthopedist from Dr. James Andrews’ clinic in Alabama. Technically, he’s seeking a “second opinion” on the left knee. The question: What was the first opinion?

Jim Furtado Posted: February 23, 2016 at 07:06 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: josh hamilton, rangers

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rangers’ Josh Hamilton’s knee still sore | texasrangers.com

It doesn’t look like this gamble is going to pay off.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 18, 2016 at 05:49 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: josh hamilton, rangers

 

 

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