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Many Texas Rangers fans are hoping to see their superstar slugger Josh Hamilton return to them for next coming years. However, according to all the rumors, it doesn’t seem likely as he may head to another squad instead.
However, the team just gave it a shot and made a one-year qualifying offer to Hamilton, which is worth $13.3 million, according to ESPN Dallas. Hamilton is a free agent this off-season and was the only Texas player given an offer. Even catcher Mike Napoli didn’t receive an offer.
The 2010 AL MVP is allowed to talk to teams starting by midnight. The offer the Rangers gave Hamilton is less than what he made last year in $13.75 million, but sources say he will most likely decline the offer on the deadline by November 9. The only reason Texas made the offer so that they can receive a compensatory pick in the next MLB Draft with Hamilton leaving.
However, the Rangers do still plan on talking with Hamilton but both sides agreed first that the free agent talks to other teams first and see if they can work out a deal after that. Texas is already preparing for a plan, with or without Hamilton.
“You can count them on one hand that the guys you can truly replace Josh’s production with, and I don’t expect any of them to be available,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “It’s going to have an impact if he’s not back. If Josh is not back, we’re not going to try to replace him. I don’t think that’s a productive way of going about it. We’ll try to put the best team out there we can. I like our chances if Josh is back and we’ve got some work to do, but I like our chances if he’s not.”
We’ll see what happens, but I don’t think Hamilton will stay.
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