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I mentioned this in the comment thread below, but since he's kind of been flying under the radar, and since I'd like to give the guy credit for owning one of the most dominating relievers in baseball, I think it warrants a post of its own:

Josh Hamilton could very well be the best position player in the AL West.

He doesn't have Ichiro's bat control, Vlad's terrifying raw power and maniacal intimidation, or Michael Young's whatever it is that makes people think Michael Young is good, but his skillset is absolutely that of a superstar, and once he gets more than a half-season in Cincinnati under his belt I think everyone's going to know it. I mean, ten years from now, the possibility exists that when people talk about Josh Hamilton, they'll be talking about his performance instead of his remarkable backstory. And that, to me, speaks volumes.

The Rangers aren't going to be as bad as a lot of people think they are. And Hamilton's the biggest reason why.