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  1. When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman”

    Apr 14, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Arte Moreno

    The fallacy in which a “smart business decision” is equated with “good behavior.”

  2. Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes to meet with Josh Hamilton this week

    Apr 13, 2015, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Things are ugly between the Angels and Josh Hamilton right now, but manager Mike Scioscia hopes to have a “face-to-face” meeting with the embattled outfielder later this week.

  3. C.J. Wilson says the Angels hired a private investigator to follow him after signing him in December 2011

    Apr 12, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilson

    The Angels have made a bigger situation out of Josh Hamilton’s drug relapse, which has ruffled the feathers of some of Hamilton’s teammates, including C.J. Wilson. Wilson detailed the degree to which the Angels try to control players’ off-the-field behavior.

  4. Josh Hamilton merchandise has been pulled off the shelves at Angel Stadium team store

    Apr 12, 2015, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Hamilton jerseys probably wouldn’t be a hot item right now after his performance in 2014 and offseason relapse, so this could be chalked up to a simple supply-and-demand strategy. But it feels more calculated than that given recent comments from Angels owner Arte Moreno.

  5. C.J. Wilson critical of Angels over Josh Hamilton situation

    Apr 11, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT

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    C.J. Wilson had some critical comments about how the Angels are handling the Josh Hamilton situation.

  6. Source: Josh Hamilton’s contract does not have any special provisions regarding substance abuse

    Apr 10, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT

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    The Angels appear to be trying to throw Hamilton under the bus. But they don’t have a legal basis to do it.

  7. Arte Moreno won’t say if Josh Hamilton will play again for the Angels

    Apr 10, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT

    Arte Moreno

    The Angels may try to use some language in Josh Hamilton’s contract to get out of paying him.

  8. Major League Baseball will not look into the Angels’ conduct in the Josh Hamilton case

    Apr 9, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Rob Manfred is punting, and by doing so, he’s basically canceling an entire section of the JDA.

  9. Must-click link: Josh Hamilton has gone 3,449 for his last 3,452

    Apr 8, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

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    A harrowing but necessary read from Jeremy Horton of The Classical.

  10. Huston Street hired an agent for the first time since 2012 to negotiate an extension with the Angels

    Apr 8, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Street saved 17 games with a 1.71 ERA for the Angels after coming over from the Padres in mid-July.

  11. Josh Hamilton’s teammates not happy with Jerry DiPoto’s statement

    Apr 4, 2015, 11:30 PM EDT

    Jerry Dipoto

    Josh Hamilton has supporters in the Angels’ clubhouse amid the controversy involving his relapse with drugs.

  12. The Angels behavior in the wake of the Hamilton decision has been appalling

    Apr 3, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

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    The Angels have a lot more to answer for than Josh Hamilton does.

  13. Breaking: Josh Hamilton to receive no discipline in the wake of his relapse

    Apr 3, 2015, 12:06 PM EDT

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    An arbitrator rules that Hamilton did not fail to comply with his treatment program under the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement, meaning that Hamilton is eligible to rejoin the Angels immediately.

  14. 2015 Previews: The American League West in a nutshell

    Apr 2, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Everything you need to know about the AL West in one handy, dandy package

  15. MLB’s delayed Josh Hamilton ruling could keep the Angels from extending Huston Street

    Mar 31, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Street is without an agent, representing himself, and has said he won’t negotiate after Opening Day.

  16. 2015 Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Mar 18, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT

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    With Trout, all things are possible.

  17. MLBPA: leaks are from people “who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally”

    Mar 5, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Tony Clark adds that the leaks “are cowardly, undermine the integrity of our collectively bargained agreements and in some instances have been wholly inaccurate.”

  18. The Josh Hamilton decision could come as early as next week

    Mar 5, 2015, 11:39 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    The union and the league are butting heads, but the deadlock should soon be broken.

  19. That facts of Josh Hamilton’s case should not be a matter of public record

    Mar 5, 2015, 8:43 AM EDT

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    And the fact that they are being leaked is unconscionable

  20. Suspending Josh Hamilton for a year would be obscene

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:26 PM EDT

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    Suspending Hamilton for a year would serve no purpose punitive systems are designed to serve. And would most likely not serve Josh Hamilton at all.

  21. Report: MLB panel split on rehab for Josh Hamilton; one-year suspension is in play

    Mar 4, 2015, 9:52 PM EDT

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    A four-person panel appointed by Major League Baseball to decide how Josh Hamilton should be handled following his recent relapse that involved at least cocaine has reportedly reached a stalemate.

  22. Josh Hamilton’s potential suspension would begin at the start of the regular season

    Feb 28, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton’s punishment for using a drug of abuse may end up not being much of a punishment at all.

  23. Report: Josh Hamilton could get a suspension of “at least 25 games”

    Feb 27, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    But Major League Baseball is also trying to be “compassionate,” and is thus still not close to a decision.

  24. If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended

    Feb 26, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT

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    I am confident that Major League Baseball will help Josh Hamilton find the help he needs. I do hope, however, that whatever else they do to him does not contribute to the tendency to treat addicts as miscreants.

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