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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Nolan Ryan: Hamilton best for Rangers in center

Are you comfortable with Hamilton playing center field most of the time?

Yeah, I am. There’s where he wants to be. I think that’s where he’s happiest and where his focus is. So, he’ll be fine there. I think that [manager] Ron [Washington] has a feel for these guys, when to rest them and when to make adjustments and DH him or whatever he might do.

How much of Hamilton’s focus do you believe will be on his contract?

Josh is going to have to go about his business and let things fall the way they do. I don’t think the contract should be an issue, and I really don’t expect him to make an issue of it.

What is your reaction to the notion that playing Hamilton in center field is a signal that the Rangers won’t re-sign him?

I don’t know why people feel that way. It’s what’s best for the ballclub. When you look at our ballclub, we feel like he’s our best option for center field. That’s always subject to change, but as a whole we’re a better ballclub with him in center.

Thanks to Blane.

Repoz Posted: April 03, 2012 at 11:19 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cyril Morong Posted: April 03, 2012 at 12:04 PM (#4095504)
I know this is off topic, but what happened to this link?

http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/beat/Sabermetrics/

When I go to it, I don't don't go to the page dedicated to sabermetric news. It seems more like a generic news page
   2. Tricky Dick Posted: April 03, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4095723)
I don't understand the reference to people saying that playing Hamilton in CF is a signal that the Rangers don't intend to re-sign him. That doesn't seem like a logical inference, but maybe there is more history here than I know about.
   3. Dan Posted: April 03, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4095736)
The idea is that previously they've played him in LF because they want to keep him healthy, so that if they're just going to play him in CF they've decided to say #### his health let's get our best team on the field.

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