Found December 10, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Josh Hamilton is still on the market, and this year’s supposed free-agent prize has fewer suitors than you’d think. Something surprising still could happen. The Red Sox are still out there and probably have more money to spend even once they address their pitching needs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Yankees have reportedly done their due diligence on Hamilton, as well. However, if the reports are to be believed, then Hamilton’s choices will really be limited to the American League West, with the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners having emerged as the two serious bidders for the outfielder’s services. In terms of dollars, this is probably a worst-case scenario for the 31-year-old. However, in terms of best fit, this is probably a best-case scenario for Hamilton. The Rangers are a team that Hamilton already has a relationship with. He already has a support system there to keep him on the right path, as his past addictions and indiscretions are well documented. Moreover, he’s appeared ...
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