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Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers are inching closer to divorce. As expected, Texas has made a qualifying offer to Hamilton. However, the sides are about $4.5 million apart, and it's not likely that the Rangers will close the gap.
According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hamilton is expected to turn down the offer and become a free agent. If he signs with another team, the Rangers will get draft pick compensation. Reports indicate that Hamilton is looking for $17.5 million. The Rangers will have the chance to match the best offer Hamilton receives.
Hamilton had a relatively healthy year this season, but he has been known for injuries. In fact, may are concerned he is a ticking time bomb and any team who signs him must be willing to deal with extended periods of time without the 2010 American League MVP. Hamilton played in the second-most games of his career this season, but he missed time for odd reasons. He suffered a sinus infection then blurred vision from caffeine intake.
Hamilton is the prize of this offseason. He is a career .304/.363/.549 hitter with 161 home runs. He has been an All-Star in each of his five seasons in Texas. He hit a career-high 43 home runs this past season. As expected, Hamilton is drawing a lot of interest from around the league.
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The Atlanta Braves are intrigued in free agent outfielder
Josh Hamilton, and they’ve been discussing if they’re a fit for the slugger,
reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
Is Josh Hamilton a fit for
If you're asking, you're not
alone. The Braves have been asking themselves the same question, according to
Alright, the hotstove is starting and it's just as expected.
According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, the Atlanta Braves are "intrigued" by Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is suspected to go into free agency this offseason and the first fish seems to be biting. With Chipper Jones' retirement and Michael Bourn most likely to sign with another team...
In the aftermath of "The Drop" in Oakland and subsequent 0-for-4 performance in the AL wild-card game, it was hard to find anyone who wanted to re-sign Josh Hamilton. Never mind that he played an enormous role in back-to-back trips to the World Series and won an AL MVP award for the Rangers.
The mercurial Hamilton became the face of the Rangers' pitiful September collapse...
We don’t have much Intel on this Dallas area bro, but what we do know is that he appears to have the best Josh Hamilton Halloween costume of 2012. Hell, he might even have the best MLB related costume of the year. Notice the stroller to the left of Dallas bro. Trick-r-treating is supposed to be the kid’s time to shine. That adorable pumpkin, crayon or princess costume that the...
The number has landed, and it is high.
Free agent Josh Hamilton is reportedly looking for a seven-year deal worth about $175 million overall -- or $25 million a season, according to Baseball Prospectus writer John Perrotto.
From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton's asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers #MLB
— John Perrotto (@jperrotto...
The Texas Rangers have made a $13.3 million qualifying offer to Josh Hamilton, ensuring them draft-pick compensation if the slugger signs with another team.
General manager Jon Daniels said Friday that the team isn't making the same offer to Mike Napoli, though there is mutual interest of the catcher returning to the Rangers. Napoli made $9.4 million this season.
Will Josh Hamilton find the contract he`s looking for this winter? And should be?
The Texas Rangers have made a $13.3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Josh Hamilton, but they did not make a qualifying offer to catcher Mike Napoli, MLB.com reported Friday. The qualifying offer to Hamilton was expected, because it allows the team to receive compensation with draft picks if Hamilton turns down the offer to become a free agent and winds up signing with another...
What fool GM do you think is going to overpay for Josh Hamilton?
Fort Worth, TX
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.”
Albert Einstein said that. Jon Daniels DID that.
He and the Rangers made their qualifying offer to Sir Parties-a-Lot and now...
As we look forward to the Hot Stove League, here’s a list of the Top 10 (or 11) free agents who could push a team from contender to World Series winner.
1) Josh Hamilton – Probably in the Top 5 for talent in MLB, the only question is his health and his tendency for going into deep slumps when his team needs him most.
Where he fits best: Cincinnati Reds, first team to give him...