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Two weeks ago, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik downplayed the possibility of the Mariners signing free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, telling MLB.com, "You have to be realistic about how you're going to allocate your dollars."
The Mariners still might exercise such restraint with Hamilton, but they're at least exploring the possibility of signing him.
Hamilton, 31, is attending the winter meetings, and Mariners officials met with him on Sunday, according to major-league sources.
Other unidentified clubs also are believed to have met with Hamilton, but his previous team, the Texas Rangers, currently is working the hardest to sign him, sources say.
The Milwaukee Brewers are on the periphery of the Hamilton sweepstakes, according to those same sources. Johnny Narron, the Brewers' hitting coach, previously was Hamilton's accountability partner and an assistant hitting coach with the Rangers.
Zduriencik declined comment Monday night when asked abou...
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The rumors surrounding Josh Hamilton are relentless. And for good reason. Hamilton is one of the top prizes of this offseason. The Texas Rangers have allowed him to test the market after not being able to work out a contract extension for him throughout the 2012 season. Now, word is Hamilton may want to return to Texas but needs to feel out the rest of the field first.
The following guest contribution was written by Richard Pallarino (@rpallarino). Richard is a student at CUNY-College of Staten Island and a Constituent Aide at the New York State Senate. Josh Hamilton was selected first overall in the 1999 Amateur Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, touted by scouts as one of the most pure talents [...]
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Josh Hamilton is the biggest name on the free agent market -- and also the biggest mystery. There has been nearly a total news blackout on Hamilton's negotiations with clubs, and that is the way the outfielder's agent, Michael Moye, wants it. Moye is a firm believer that making contract talks public works against his clients. The biggest news on the...
The Boston Red Sox already added free agent outfielders Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes in the offseason, but that isn't stopping them from talking to the highest-profile outfielder remaining on the free agent market. Josh Hamilton spoke with Red Sox manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports out of the winter meetings...
The Texas Rangers and slugger Josh Hamilton are making progress on
a deal, according to sources.
At this point, it will be an upset if the Texas Rangers do not land one of the top two free agents.
Could be outfielder Josh Hamilton. Could be right-hander Zack Greinke. Could be neither, likely will not be both.
The Rangers are competing for both players, major-league sources say, while also continuing to engage in trade discussions for Arizona right fielder Justin Upton, Tampa...
Seattle being aggressive in meetings
With plenty of noise in the Mariners camp, we’re recapping recent Seattle rumors coming out of the Winter Meetings.
M’s are targeting outfielders
About this time last month, it was reported that the Mariners were surprise suitors for Josh Hamilton. Now that other big market teams seem to be back in the running, Hamilton looks like more of...
The Texas Rangers have been the most aggressive team in
pursuit of free agent slugger Josh Hamilton, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
#Rangers most aggressive team on Hamilton, according to source. Would ease sting of losing Napoli. #Brewers on periphery with Hamilton.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2012
Rosenthal adds that if the Rangers are...
The baseball offseason is entering its second month, and so far the biggest story has been the Miami Marlins salary dump.
Thats about to change.
The annual winter meetings begin Monday at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., the ideal site for an event headlined by free agents Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton.
The elaborate Opryland think sprawling...
The Texas Rangers have a child-like Christmas list of needs as they shop around at the Winter Meetings this week in Nashville.
Texas could certainly use some bullpen help. They have to get a starting catcher. Getting a legit No. 1 would be a nice present too. And that doesn't include getting the No. 1 gift on the wish list of several teams Josh Hamilton.
But it's possible...
This year at the Winter Meetings, one team seems interested in every hitter on the market: the Seattle Mariners. They've apparently talked about (and this is not an inclusive list) Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, Billy Butler, Jason Bay, Raul Ibanez...you get the picture. Every and any hitter with a pulse has been mentioned in the same breath as the offensively challenged Mariners...
Photo: Wikipedia Commons Cross another name off of the Phillies potential center field board. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the San Francisco Giants and centerfielder Angel Pagan, a Phillies target, are close to agreement on a new deal: Sources: Pagan close to re-signing with #SFGiants. — Ken Rosenthal...