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Free agent Josh Hamilton, is looking for a seven-year, $175mm deal, John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus reports. If you are wondering, yes, that is a ton of money and years for someone who publicly struggles with alcohol addiction and staying healthy. The alcohol addiction part is an issue as some of the bigger market teams may be apprehensive to sign him to a big deal where the night life scene may tempt Hamilton and become a distraction. While in Texas, Hamilton missed an average of 32 games a season, which means you can count on him missing an entire month of the season. Setting aside all the negative and why Hamilton doesn't deserve that type of money, Hamilton is probably the biggest offensive threat on the market and is capable of putting up incredible numbers. In 2010, Hamilton won the AL MVP where he hit .359/.411/.663 with 32 home runs and 100 RBIs and an OPS of 1.044. Last offseason, Albert Pujols signed the largest contract of the winter as he signed a ten-year $254mm deal with the Angels. But Pujols signed that deal after playing in 147 games and hitting .285/.343/.516 with 30 home runs and 105 RBIs in 2011. Just another average Pujols season. Hamilton on the other hand is one year younger and played in 148 games while hitting .285/.354/.577 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs. Similar numbers, but Hamilton did strikeout out almost three times as much as Pujols did in 2011. (162 Hamilton vs 61 Pujols). We know Texas has no interest in paying Hamilton that type of money, and they are hoping that other teams set the market for Hamilton. They did offer Hamilton a qualifying offer ($13.3mm) which Hamilton will not accept as he looks for a multi-year deal. No one thought the Angels would offer Pujols the type of money they did last offseason which should only give Hamilton hope as he looks to cash in big one last time. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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As clearly the most highly coveted on the MLB free agent market, Josh Hamilton has the right to demand a few bucks but his most recent request is absurd. The 31-year-old injury-prone outfielder has reportedly asked for $175 million over 7 years, according to John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus.
Over his five seasons in Texas, Hamilton’s numbers are certainy worthy of Albert...
Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton figured to be an
expensive acquisition this winter, but according to “someone who knows these
things” the slugger’s asking price is seven years and $175 million, reports
John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus.
From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton's asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers #MLB
— John Perrotto...
Josh Hamilton has a lot going for him. He’s a former MVP, a
five-time All Star and the big fish in this year's free agency pond.
his numbers might suggest that he's worth the seven-year, $175 million contract
that he reportedly is seeking, there will always be more to it than that for
Hamilton's well-documented personal issues will play a role...
Money will be an issue for the Milwaukee Brewers this
offseason, making them a long shot to sign free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton,
reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
no surprise, $ an issue for milw. asked if they're a long shot for hamilton, melvin said "very." hope may be market, narron
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 6, 2012
In a survey conducted by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, 4.5% of twenty-two baseball people believe that the Phillies will attempt to and successfully acquire free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.
If you don't feel like doing the math, 4.5% of twenty-two equals one. Crasnick conducted his survey to twenty-two general managers, assistant GMs, advisers, scouting directors and talent...
Of all the free agents this off-season, maybe Josh Hamilton is the most intriguing. He’s won an AL MVP, and been a powerhouse. He’s been on MLB’s restricted list for drug use, landed on the DL often, and was lackluster in the second half of 2012. Which Hamilton you’re going to get is where the debate starts.
Today on Baseball Prospectus, I look into how Hamilton would sit...
What fool GM do you think is going to overpay for Josh Hamilton?
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“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 Angels fans, we've given a lot of thought to the idea of re-signing Zack Greinke. We've also given a lot of thought to Josh Hamilton, but I imagine most of those thoughts are not fit for a family site like this. Now though, I specifically want us all to give thought to Greinke, Hamilton and their oft-dicussed personality/make-up issues.
The stereotype of Greinke...
Have you checked out the free agent market lately? Ouch. Might as well re-read "The Bell Jar." Depressing. Only one real star: Josh Hamilton. We definitely won't sign him. (But the notion does make you smile. Imagine Hamilton's drunken breakdown in NY: Photo on the Post pissing in an alley; dating Madonna; hanging with A-Rod's pro wrestler ladies; cameo on ...
Now that the election is out of the way, we can get back to worrying about things that actually matter – football. Can Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame win out and cause BCS pandemonium? Can the Falcons run the table and cause old guys from the 1972 Dolphins to get more TV time in December?
As for your NY Post covers, it looks like the Yankees are going to be...
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...
Just to stoke the fire a bit…
Baseball Winter Meetings are Dec 3rd – 6th in Nashville this year.
The potential free agents are all over the board, here’s what I’m finding:
- 2 guys from CBSSports think that Josh Hamilton will be a Tiger. 1 guy from DTW thinks that this is ridiculous. Josh Hamilton is a drain on the clubhouse and the franchise in general. I don’t think the...
DETROIT -- What big game would you hunt if you were Dave Dombrowski?
Tigers fans love to speculate on the moves their general manager should make to finally win a World Series. With that pursuit in mind, here are three names to consider: Josh Hamilton, Torii Hunter and Ryan Madson.
The Hamilton possibility took on life when a pair of CBSSports.com writers picked the Tigers to sign...