Last year it was Albert Pujols who signed a major contract deal with the Los Angeles Angels. This year the Angels have made a deal with Josh Hamilton. It looks as though Josh will get a five-year contract worth $125 million. It looks like the Angels are taking some pages out of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox free agent signing book.
Last year the Angels spent $240 million to get Albert Pujols and $77.5 million on C.J. Wilson, who used to play with Hamilton on the Texas Rangers. Last season the Angels failed to make the playoffs, but with adding Josh to the lineup with Mike Trout, they could be looking to be in the post season next year.
The Texas Rangers front office had been reported saying that they never had a chance to match the Angels offer to Hamilton. The Rangers were sad to see the deal happen so quickly, but I am guessing the way Hamilton looked like he was mailing his play in towards the end of last season, the Rangers could look forward to a fresh start with a new outfielder. MLB fans would love to see the Rangers and Angels fight for the top seed in the AL West.