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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal previews this weekend's MLB on FOX action.
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I had Christina -- and welcome to this and I'll be on fox preview presented by Chevrolet. Building the next generation of baseball memories. I'm pleased to be joined by fox sports dot com's Ken Rosenthal who is in fact this to cover the Angels and Rangers. Three did Josh Hamilton is but not huge numbers including a fourth home run game earlier this week he is a free agent after the season so don't the Rangers have to pay and. Hewitt thinks so but these things are never quite that simple the issue with Hamilton of course is this past. Talking so much about his addiction because of course as a recovering addict yes. Issues but they have not prevented him from getting on the field. What I'm talking about or injuries that have prevented him from getting on the field. Over the past four years he's missed the equivalent of nearly a full season as he turns 32 years old that is going to be the rangers' main concern. That's -- and -- structure a contract that in some ways they are ultimately satisfied with yes they probably catch. But it's a little bit. Top right now because of the risk involved because of what we've seen from pool and Prince Fielder so far those I didn't take your deals are not good risk. A six or seven year deal for Josh Hamilton might not be good risk and it's going to be quite an interest in negotiation especially on. And it takes only one team in free agency to break the bank. Elsewhere than Matt take on the marlins' most prognosticators had the Mets finishing last in the NL east but they're playing pretty good baseball. How impressed are -- I New York I'm really impressed and in fact I was one of those prognosticators as I -- -- -- -- -- this week by Wednesday can't. You know it's at -- city field would be empty by June. Well so far so good the next. Negative run differential which generally lead to a losing record and yet there's five games above 500 entering Thursday night's play. That's prides itself because usually run differential is a pretty good indicator. But this has played very well of course the -- -- -- -- of their rivals Philadelphia in Philadelphia. So that they had done in quite some time. What I like about this team is is the starting pitching and be the fact that they have some young talent playing right now and some more coming. Starting pitching with Santana RED he needs and Dillon Gee that's pretty good foursome quick pretty good. One problem we've had a late injuries just told Ruben Mike Pelfrey. The Mets are not so deep that they can afford such thing but it's been refreshing to see what hot as them when healthy which -- to a nice is done. Even Daniel -- European -- and all the other guys that they have from their own system we're contributing. They might. Start type players at least not yet but hey this is a long way ahead of where a lot of people thought they'd be. And finally the Cubs face the Brewers the Brewers won and Al central last year better off to a pretty disappointing start so far. What's going on in Milwaukee. I talked about the Mets injuries the Brewers injuries are much much worse it was Chris Narveson pitcher in the rotation. Alex Gonzales starting shortstop and that gap starting first baseman essentially for the season. Those three free be part of this point five man roster and really they haven't played to expectations with the players who are healthy. There rotation supposed to biggest threat next to last in the National League -- rate the pitching staff as a whole mix the last nationally urinate. In and while still promising -- and Arkansas and gamble. Hasn't been very lucky there right near the bottom batting average on balls in play and that is an indicator of a team that is hitting in that -- luck. So how good -- the Brewers can catch the Cardinals may be a factor in the nationally. I am starting to get suspicious and starting to wonder if I wondered for quite some time now. Where they ultimately will be sellers selling people like equity. Shaun Marcum -- All right -- thanks for joining us has always -- into this and I'll be out box preview presented by Chevrolet building the next generation of baseball memories. For Ken Rosenthal I'm Christina -- things are watching. Stars. Special time.