Gerry Fraley: 'I think Hamilton would have trouble in Boston'

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Gerry Fraley: 'I think Hamilton would have trouble in Boston'

Gerry Fraley from the Dallas Morning News joined Jessica Moran on The Baseball Show to talk about the Red Sox' newest addition to the team, Mike Napoli, and also touch upon the Josh Hamilton free agent situation.

So what's the story on Napoli? Well, Fraley can't say for sure.

"He had a tremendous second half of 2011, might have been the best player in the league at least the best offensive player in the league. He was not good last year, struck out one-hundred-and-fifty-something times, still got his walks. You gotta wonder, "Who is he?" I don't know. He had a bad 2010 with the Angels, a good 2011 second half, a bad 2012. I really don't know who is he."

What about his demeanor? That's obviously important to Bostonians, notes Moran.

"He's a quiet guy, he's one of the toughest guys I've ever seen," Fraley said. "Game 6 of the World Series in 2011, he had a high ankle sprain on his left ankle; he couldn't walk, and he played the next day. His pain-tolerance level is off the charts ... he's a very, very mentally, physically tough guy."

Sounds like a guy Sox fans can get used to. Can the same be said for Josh Hamilton? Hamilton's past issues are well documented, but are they still a factor in his being a free agent still?

"There's a lot of hesitation about Josh," Fraley said. "He is a recovering addict, and he has a body that is breaking down to some extent, and I think there's a lot of teams really weary of Josh right now."

Check out the video for more great insight on both Napoli and Hamilton.

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

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Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

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Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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