Josh Hamilton may well have played his final game as a member of the Texas Rangers and, if he has, he hardly left on a high note. Just this morning, our Adam Boedeker declared that Hamilton’s perhaps-farewell-performance Friday went about as poorly as was possible, and we’re inclined to agree with him.
Now the question isn’t whether Hamilton was terrible on Friday--he was--but whether he, who has been phenomenal as a member of the Rangers on the whole, will return. Hamilton himself didn’t have any answers in the wake of the team’s early exit from the playoffs, saying, per the Dallas Morning News, “I have no clue.”
Hamilton later expanded upon this, saying there was a 50/50 chance that he will be back in Rangers blue and red in 2013.
“I would always love to stay here,” Hamilton said. “They understand that and they know that. When we talked earlier in the year, we didn’t get things worked out, so we said we’d wait until the year was over and they obviously get the first shot.
“But we’ll see what happens. I’ve enjoyed my last five years here, playing with these guys. It’s been the most fun I’ve ever had in my life playing baseball. To the fans, it’s been a good run, no matter if you send me off with boos or not, I still love you.”