Found November 09, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
They say that if you really want something, then it doesn't hurt to ask for it.  That is a saying that appears to be popular amongst big name free agents this week. First, Josh Hamilton's camp "leaked" that the slugger will be seeking a deal of $175 million over seven years.  Then "a source who knows these things" (probably his agent) spread the word that this off-season top pitcher, Zack Greinke, will be politely but awkwardly asking teams for $150 million over six years. Both asking prices are rather preposterous at first blush, but in this free agent market, who really knows what will happen? Last off-season, you would have doubled over in laughter at the idea of Albert Pujols getting a ten-year, $240 million contract (to be fair, you might be laughing again six years from now... or sooner).  You probably would've also thought that anyone who would give Cole Hamels a six-year, $144 million deal was out of their mind.  Like I said, weird...
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