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MtGrnwdSoxFan
11-09-2012, 05:06 PM
http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/8610003/texas-rangers-max-offer-josh-hamilton-3-years-report-says

The Rangers are only offering him a 3-year deal. It's extremely likely he will get a longer contract than that on the market.

I got 5-1 odds that the Tigers will offer him a ridiculous contract.

DonnieDarko
11-09-2012, 05:12 PM
http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/8610003/texas-rangers-max-offer-josh-hamilton-3-years-report-says

The Rangers are only offering him a 3-year deal. It's extremely likely he will get a longer contract than that on the market.

I got 5-1 odds that the Tigers will offer him a ridiculous contract.

Good lord, I hope the Tigers don't. If they sign him, that'll make that lineup of theirs even scarier. With Martinez coming back that already looks to be a murder's row, yowza.

RKMeibalane
11-09-2012, 05:16 PM
http://www.mycubstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/chicago-cubs-wrigley-field1.JPG

#1swisher
11-09-2012, 05:20 PM
*UPDATED MLB NEWS**Source: Baltimore Orioles / Mariners are ready to jump in Josh Hamilton bidding (O's prepared to make HUGE offer)

Hardball Talk
The Phillies are “quietly checking on” Josh Hamilton http://dlvr.it/2SPwYk (http://t.co/umRaOyeU)

RKMeibalane
11-09-2012, 06:05 PM
*UPDATED MLB NEWS**Source: Baltimore Orioles / Mariners are ready to jump in Josh Hamilton bidding (O's prepared to make HUGE offer)

Hardball Talk
The Phillies are “quietly checking on” Josh Hamilton http://dlvr.it/2SPwYk (http://t.co/umRaOyeU)


Not that Hamilton wouldn't help their lineup, but their team is heavily dependent on left-handed power (Howard, Utley), perhaps too much so for their own good. I'm not sure adding Hamilton makes sense, even though he'd fare well in CBP.

spawn
11-09-2012, 08:37 PM
I could see the Orioles making a run. It would be a good move for them IMO.

palehozenychicty
11-09-2012, 09:47 PM
I could see the Orioles making a run. It would be a good move for them IMO.

I think they would be a great fit. But they need pitching even more.

waldo_the_wolf
11-09-2012, 11:53 PM
How I would LOVE to have Josh Hamilton on the Sox!

SephClone89
11-10-2012, 12:51 PM
How I would LOVE to have Josh Hamilton on the Sox!

No thanks.

samurai_sox
11-10-2012, 05:29 PM
How I would LOVE to have Josh Hamilton on the Sox!

I would too, but not for the price he's looking for.

palehozenychicty
11-10-2012, 05:46 PM
I'd do four years for $25 million, with the fourth year being a team option.

Steelrod
11-10-2012, 05:58 PM
I'd do four years for $25 million, with the fourth year being a team option.
You're quite generous. He turned down $13.3 million for one year!

DSpivack
11-10-2012, 06:01 PM
I'd do four years for $25 million, with the fourth year being a team option.

$25 million per year, or total? If the latter, his agent would start laughing and then hang up the phone.

HomeFish
11-10-2012, 07:16 PM
I have a secondary rooting interest in the Washington Nationals, and I hope they get him. They need a left-handed power bat to replace Adam LaRoche.

palehozenychicty
11-10-2012, 07:52 PM
$25 million per year, or total? If the latter, his agent would start laughing and then hang up the phone.

$25 million per year. I would rather do a short contract and pay a lot. He gets market value, and the team doesn't have a net loss long-term if he bottoms out.

If he plays 135 games, he'll put up a good line and will sell merchandise.

DSpivack
11-10-2012, 08:23 PM
$25 million per year. I would rather do a short contract and pay a lot. He gets market value, and the team doesn't have a net loss long-term if he bottoms out.

If he plays 135 games, he'll put up a good line and will sell merchandise.

I really don't know if I would do that. Even so, the point may be moot I guess others (Baltimore? Washington?) would offer a long deal.

shes
11-11-2012, 06:39 PM
$25 million per year. I would rather do a short contract and pay a lot. He gets market value, and the team doesn't have a net loss long-term if he bottoms out.

If he plays 135 games, he'll put up a good line and will sell merchandise.

Totally agree. 3/75 is perfectly fair for a top 5 hitter in MLB.

SephClone89
11-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Totally agree. 3/75 is perfectly fair for a top 5 hitter in MLB.

He's not going to take a three year deal.

palehozenychicty
11-11-2012, 08:41 PM
I really don't know if I would do that. Even so, the point may be moot I guess others (Baltimore? Washington?) would offer a long deal.

I would throw out four years at the most. Nobody is going to give him 7.

DSpivack
11-11-2012, 09:06 PM
I would throw out four years at the most. Nobody is going to give him 7.

I expect someone to offer him 6. He's easily the top free agent in a weak offseason, and with the new national TV deal (and many lucrative local ones, as well), many teams are flush with cash to spend. Besides Baltimore and Washington, other possible potential suitors are apparently the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/olney-on-dbacks-rays-rangers-drew-red-sox.html), Mariners (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/cafardo-on-red-sox-reynolds-hamilton-martin.html), Braves and more (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/braves-intrigued-by-josh-hamilton.html). Supposedly the asking price is 7 years, $175 million (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/josh-hamiltons-asking-price-is-seven-years-175mm.html); with that many potential suitors, I suspect he'll get close to that.

WLL1855
11-11-2012, 11:00 PM
I expect someone to offer him 6. He's easily the top free agent in a weak offseason, and with the new national TV deal (and many lucrative local ones, as well), many teams are flush with cash to spend. Besides Baltimore and Washington, other possible potential suitors are apparently the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/olney-on-dbacks-rays-rangers-drew-red-sox.html), Mariners (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/cafardo-on-red-sox-reynolds-hamilton-martin.html), Braves and more (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/braves-intrigued-by-josh-hamilton.html). Supposedly the asking price is 7 years, $175 million (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/josh-hamiltons-asking-price-is-seven-years-175mm.html); with that many potential suitors, I suspect he'll get close to that.

The dumbest person in the room is all he needs to get what he wants so you are probably right.

ComiskeyBrewer
11-11-2012, 11:08 PM
I expect someone to offer him 6. He's easily the top free agent in a weak offseason, and with the new national TV deal (and many lucrative local ones, as well), many teams are flush with cash to spend. Besides Baltimore and Washington, other possible potential suitors are apparently the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/olney-on-dbacks-rays-rangers-drew-red-sox.html), Mariners (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/cafardo-on-red-sox-reynolds-hamilton-martin.html), Braves and more (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/braves-intrigued-by-josh-hamilton.html). Supposedly the asking price is 7 years, $175 million (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/josh-hamiltons-asking-price-is-seven-years-175mm.html); with that many potential suitors, I suspect he'll get close to that.

No way the brewers get involved. The owner has already said they are going to lower salary, and with the contract increases due to the current roster, they probably don't have more than 20 million to work with. No way they spend all that on one player, with the bullpen needs this team has.

shes
11-12-2012, 01:15 PM
He's not going to take a three year deal.

I agree -- I was just stating that's he's worth 25M a year in the short-term. If it's a long-term deal that's obviously a disaster.

mahagga73
11-13-2012, 06:46 PM
http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/8610003/texas-rangers-max-offer-josh-hamilton-3-years-report-says

The Rangers are only offering him a 3-year deal. It's extremely likely he will get a longer contract than that on the market.

I got 5-1 odds that the Tigers will offer him a ridiculous contract.
He won't last. Too injury prone . Seems like if he has a hangnail or headache he's out for 2 weeks. I hate players like that.

mahagga73
11-13-2012, 06:49 PM
No thanks.
I agree, I sense a disaster coming with that contract he's gonna get.

WhiteSox5187
11-13-2012, 08:09 PM
Well Miami just freed up a bunch of payroll.

DSpivack
11-13-2012, 09:07 PM
Well Miami just freed up a bunch of payroll.

For A-Rod?

WhiteSox5187
11-13-2012, 09:29 PM
For A-Rod?

I thought the teal wasn't necessary for that. I don't think the Marlins will be getting anyone with a big contract any time soon.

DSpivack
11-13-2012, 09:41 PM
I thought the teal wasn't necessary for that. I don't think the Marlins will be getting anyone with a big contract any time soon.

I was only half-joking. With this trade they can deal for the Miami native and still have a payroll south of $50 million.

#1swisher
11-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Jon Heyman
the mariners may look to josh hamilton to cure offensive woes. i'm at the MLB owners meetings in chicago: http://cbsprt.co/PUfqmE (http://t.co/zzgoVUvf)

phillies honcho dave montgomery on josh hamilton: "I don't think there's a whole lot we're not considering."

#1swisher
12-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Jon Heyman
redsox honcho lucchino said on sirius/xm theyre in on hamilton. issue is years. 5 may be their limit. http://cbsprt.co/UjupFd (http://t.co/u6OEFcKN)

mariners looking at hamilton, upton & anyone else who can hit. http://cbsprt.co/Uju7hx (http://t.co/fp2WKHUF)