Originally written November 17, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
Seattle Mariners general manager, Jack Zduriencik, plans to upgrade the teams offense this offseason but as of now does not plan to pursue Josh Hamilton, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. “You have to be realistic about how you're going to allocate your dollars,” Zduriencik said. “Some of these things drag out and if you're sitting there waiting on one chip, other chips in front of you might go away and you end up with nothing.” Reports surfaced early November that Hamilton was looking for a seven-year $175mm deal which would possibly put him out of Seattle's range. The team has other holes to fill and committing that much money to one player who is injury prone would not be a wise move. last season in 148 games, Hamilton hit .285/.354/.577 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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