Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/9/12

The Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton are at a standstill. Unwilling to go more then three years the Rangers may lose the 2010 American League MVP. Hamilton is said to be seeking a contract worth $175 million over seven years. The Rangers offered Hamilton a qualifying offer of $13.3 million which he is expected to reject officially today. This will make the outfielder a free agent and give the Rangers a draft pick between the first and second rounds in Spring’s amateur draft. The agent for Hamilton, Michael Moye, has spoken with several general managers at the winter meets. He has not spoken with the GM for the Rangers as both sides have decided to allow Hamilton to test the free agent market. “We’ll visit with him probably next week,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says. “Whatever the process that they wanted to go through, they were going to do. I’ll get a sense of that when Mike and I talk.” There is no shortage of teams who are expected to have interest in Hamilton. Hamilton ...
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