Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has been struggling mightily at the plate. That's not exactly a news flash. But as ESPN.com's David Schoenfield writes, the Angels knew they were getting a slugger prone to lengthy slumps when they paid him $125 million as a free agent. So why did skipper Mike Scioscia move Hamilton from fourth to fifth in the Angels' lineup on Monday night? Was it the right move or a panic move that smacked of disrespect?

Luckily for Scioscia, Hamilton went 4-for-4, legging out two infield singles, and improved his average to .222 in a 7-6 loss to the Rangers. Is Hamilton breaking out of his slump, or is it too early to tell?

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Time for a change?

Would you move Josh Hamilton up or down in the Angels' batting order, or leave him at cleanup?

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Where would you hit Josh Hamilton in the Angels' lineup?

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