Josh Hamilton's batting struggles

The Angels weren't expecting to bat Josh Hamilton to bat seventh this season when they signed him to a five-year, $125 million contract. But that's what they have now, as manager Mike Scioscia moved the All-Star outfielder down in the order for Wednesday's game. Hamilton is batting .210 entering Thursday's games and his offensive numbers are well below his career averages. Did Scioscia make the right move? Is this just a nightmare season for Hamilton or an indication that the 2010 AL MVP is on the decline? Vote below!

  • What do you think of moving Josh Hamilton to seventh in the Angels' batting order?

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  • How will batting seventh affect Josh Hamilton at the plate?

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  • When will Josh Hamilton (.210, 10 HRs, 24 RBI in 69 games) break out of his slump?

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  • Josh Hamilton is batting .210 entering Thursday's games. What will his average be at the end of the season?

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  • Which of these statements best explains Josh Hamilton's slump?

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  • Did the Angels make a mistake in signing Josh Hamilton for five years and $125 million?

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