Texas should let Hamilton walk

Rangers can fill other needs instead of paying premium for player in decline

Updated: November 2, 2012, 12:16 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | Baseball Think Factory
HamiltonMatthew Emmons/US PresswireHamilton has averaged just 129 games per season since joining the Rangers.

A team having a disappointing 93-win season may sound a bit like an oxymoron, but that's where the Texas Rangers stand after losing a five-game lead in the AL West with a week remaining in the season and being dispatched by the Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card game. With the exclusive window for teams to sign their own free agents closing at midnight, there's no time left to reflect on what went wrong in October.