Josh Hamilton, Rangers Put Contract Talks On Hold

Josh Hamilton recently had a few drinks. Josh Hamilton is slated to become a free agent after this season, and is open to signing a contract extension with the Texas Rangers. For most players, these two sentences wouldn't have anything to do with one another. But, of course, Josh Hamilton is Josh Hamilton, soooo...

This is how Hamilton concluded his Friday statement:

I am sorry it had to be this way. It would've been nice if it was talking about a contract, but we'll put that on the backburner for a while.

And here's general manager Jon Daniels, via Danny Knobler:

Rangers GM Daniels on Hamilton contract talks: "Right now there's more important things to deal with."

Sensible and unsurprising enough. I, uh... yeah, I don't really know what to write here. Josh Hamilton's life is more important than Josh Hamilton's baseball career. Yeah, that just makes me sound like a moron. Basically, right now there's more important things to deal with than Josh Hamilton's contract status. Jon Daniels said it exactly right. Except for the "there's" part. It should be "there're", as "more important things" is plural. This is hardly the time to be colloquial.

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