What an oddly worded headline.
Anywho, as you’ve probably heard by now, Josh Hamilton has signed a five-year contract to play for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Getting Blanked has all the details you’ll need on the surprising deal– which, according to a tweet from Danny Knobler, the Rangers didn’t even get a chance to match, which it was widely reported that they would be given.
It’s yet another rather hilarious spurning of the Texas Rangers, who were reportedly very interested in both Zack Grienke (now a Dodger) and Justin Upton (seemingly staying in Phoenix), among others they’ve failed so far to land. The off-season is far from over, of course, and surely the Rangers will strengthen their team before spring, but for the moment there certainly seems to be a recalibration of the American League West that just might help a plucky all-in upstart looking to compete with such clubs for one of the two Wild Card berths– you know, the Kansas City Royals.
And the Toronto Blue Jays.