Texas Rangers: 5 Reasons Josh Hamilton Deserves a Huge Raise

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Texas Rangers: 5 Reasons Josh Hamilton Deserves a Huge Raise
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Josh Hamilton is on a short list of the best players in baseball. It's about time the Texas Rangers paid him like it.

Hamilton is a free agent this winter and is in line for a huge, much deserved, new contract. If the Rangers wish to re-sign him, they will have to dole out the cash.

A third of the way through the season, "The Natural" is leading the American League in almost every major offensive category, and has helped Texas get off to one of the best starts in baseball.

However, questions still linger in the Rangers organization about Hamilton's long-term durability and contract talks have stalled.

He might not have a new deal, but Hamilton has proven that he is a special player and his deal will reflect that this offseason—whether it's with the Rangers or another team.

So, here are five reasons that Hamilton is deserving of a huge pay raise when he hits the open market this offseason.

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