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Josh out for the playoffs!?!


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Health wise, I hope he is okay and the problem is taken care of but the lineup will not miss his bat.  Cron can take over the DH spot.  Josh has been a huge waste of money. I really think Hamilton is going to retire before his contract is up.  He seems like the kind of guy that would do that.  Then again, I thought the same thing about Wells.... 

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Actually just read this from Alden Gonzalez' twitter, "Josh Hamilton is shut down again, this time with what the Angels’ outfielder described as “a sharp, stabbing pain” around the area of his chest and right ribcage, underneath his armpits.

Hamilton first felt some pain in the area while taking early batting practice on Monday, continued to feel worse throughout Tuesday night — his first game back after missing 11 straight games with stiffness around his right shoulder — and eventually “it hurt to breathe,” the 33-year-old said.

Hamilton wasn’t with the team when they clinched the American League West title on Wednesday. He had MRIs in the morning, all of which checked out OK, then left right around game time to see a chiropractor, getting worked on at his office and then later at his house. Hamilton was still feeling pain on Thursday, but was going to try to throw.

Asked of his concern, Hamilton said: “You’re always concerned about it. If I woke up today and felt great, then I wouldn’t be concerned about it. I don’t know what to tell you as far as long term, short term or whatever, but the thing I’m going to do is whatever I need to do to get back on the field."

Well that makes more sense. Not heart related at least but I still think I would rather have him in our lineup than not.

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I still think I would rather have him in our lineup than not.

 

agreed. I think an awful lot of people on here saying we're better off without him are riding high on Howie being hot the past 3 weeks or so, and they forget just how streaky he is. I know I've been beating this horse to death, but when - not if - he goes cold, the lineup is going to look awfully mediocre and will need all the help it can get.

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In any playoff game id rather have Hamilton than Cron or Navarro.  No disrespect to either of those guys but we need a proven veteran bat in there that can drive the ball, not some guys fresh out of AAA.  The playoffs are a whole different story, and with Richards injury the only way were winning is if we hit.  Hamilton has to be a part of that.

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In any playoff game id rather have Hamilton than Cron or Navarro.  No disrespect to either of those guys but we need a proven veteran bat in there that can drive the ball, not some guys fresh out of AAA.  The playoffs are a whole different story, and with Richards injury the only way were winning is if we hit.  Hamilton has to be a part of that.

 

Agreed. The Angels lost game 7 of the 2002 WS because they chose to start an unproven rookie instead of a proven veteran. Still the worst decision Sosh has ever made.

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agreed. I think an awful lot of people on here saying we're better off without him are riding high on Howie being hot the past 3 weeks or so, and they forget just how streaky he is. I know I've been beating this horse to death, but when - not if - he goes cold, the lineup is going to look awfully mediocre and will need all the help it can get.

 

The problem with your logic is that Hamilton is not a clean up hitter and Howie has been WAYYYYYYY more productive.  Have you even looked at Hamilton's numbers?  .263 10 hr 44 rbi in 338 AB. Cron .273 11 HR 35 rbi 220 AB Hunter .285 16 hr 79 rbi 509 AB

 

I threw in Hunter because I am still bummed we let him go in favor of Josh. Howie being hot has nothing to do with the fact that the Angels have better options than Hamilton.

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