Quick Hits: Indians, Hernandez, Hamilton, Dodgers

On this day four years ago, the Padres released Jim Edmonds after he hit just .178/.265/.233 through 26 games.  On May 14th, the Cubs picked up the veteran for the prorated portion of the league minimum.  Edmonds proved to be a fantastic bargain as he hit .256/.369/.568 with 19 homers across 85 games.  Here’s a look at tonight’s linkage..

  • Indians manager Manny Acta said that Roberto Hernandez‘s camp initially believed that his visa issues would’ve been resolved by now, tweets MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian.  Hernandez remains in the Dominican Republic.
  • Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton doesn’t believe that his past troubles will make his free agency “complicated,” writes Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated.  The soon-to-be 31-year-old added that his relationship with the club his deep and one that he hopes to extend.
  • In order to keep the Dodgers fan base on board, Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times implores the new ownership group to be forthcoming from this point forward.  Dilbeck notes that while Magic Johnson’s ownership stake is known to be roughly 3%, the rest of the breakdown is still under wraps.

10 Responses to Quick Hits: Indians, Hernandez, Hamilton, Dodgers Leave a Reply

  1. meep 3 years ago

    but people will still see magic as the face of the dodgers. even if he owns only 3%. 

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

      That’s kinda the point.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        I don’t feel any need to know more about the internal workings of the partnership. We know that an experienced baseball person in Stan Kasten is the team president, and Magic is our new team cheerleader. The rest will be judged by the fans based on performance. One interesting tidbit that came up today though is that Magic apparently has veto power over any development proposals for the parking lots.

  2. chico65 3 years ago

    Hamilton thinks that his past troubles won’t make his free agency complicated?

    Denial runs strong in this one.

    • What do you expect him to say? “Yeah I’m a recovering addict who has relapsed at least once, go ahead and give me a $100mil+ deal anyway?”

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      well if he slips up and banned from baseball he wont get paid, so there’s no risk from the team stand point there. He’s been clean for pretty long now

  3. It only takes one owner.  Someone will fall in love with Hamilton and overpay.  It happens every year.  And most of the time the team usually regrets it.

  4. I love the Rangers but only if they give me what I want

    • Grant 3 years ago

      Conditional love for a team? Shows you’re a true fan….I’m a Pirates fan. Always have been, always will be!

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