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A rival executive, assessing the Texas Rangers on Monday, said, They're going to overpay Hamilton or they're going to overpay 'KT.'"
That's Hamilton as in free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton. And that's KT" as in Arizona general manager Kevin Towers, who is dangling right fielder Justin Upton, a hitter whom the Rangers covet maybe even more than Hamilton.
The Rangers likely will end up with one or the other. They could even end up with both, and still add a bullpen piece, a starting pitcher and maybe free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Even free-agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who earlier this offseason sought a six-year, 90 million contract, according to FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi, is on the Rangers' radar.
One source with knowledge of the team's thinking described Sanchez as a longshot but a consideration," saying the team is more likely to target short-term, low-dollar free agents.
Such conversation, while essential ...
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With the news that the Los Angeles Angels just signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year contract for a reported $125 million, it begs the question: Five...
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The normally pleasant Texas Rangers media luncheon took a turn late Thursday afternoon.
That's when Texas general manager Jon Daniels ducked out of the banquet room at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and took a call from Mike Moye, Josh Hamilton's agent.
Moye informed the club that Hamilton had agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. He's leaving...
The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly agreed to sign Josh Hamilton to a deal worth around $125 Million over five years. The Angels had a disapointing season last year, and are not gun shy about spreading some cash around. This all comes from a source with direct knowledge of the deal told ESPN Dallas talk show host Ben Rogers. The Angels have a power filled line-up to say...
Should the Philadelphia Philles sign Josh Hamilton? Even though he is left handed and cost prohibitive, should the Phillies do what it takes to bring the outfielder to hitter friendly Citizens Bank Park?
Let’s begin with the news: Josh Hamilton is a free agent no longer. As of Thursday, he’s agreed to a five-year contract with the Angels reportedly worth $125 million. That breaks down easily to come out to an average annual value of $25 million. As of Wednesday, the Rangers looked like the favorites to get Hamilton locked up, and it was said that Hamilton would give the Rangers...
The Los Angeles Angels made yet another enormous offseason splash on Thursday by reportedly signing Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million deal. Last winter, the Angels locked down the best hitter on the free agent market by bringing Albert Pujols aboard. They did the same this year by aggressively pursuing Hamilton and giving him the fifth year that many teams were hesitant...
Last year it was Albert Pujols who signed a major contract deal with the Los Angeles Angels. This year the Angels have made a deal with Josh Hamilton. It looks as though Josh will get a five-year contract worth $125 million. It looks like the Angels are taking some pages out of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox free agent signing book.
Last year the Angels spent $240 million...
After losing out on Zack Greinke, the Angels decided to just take the money they had ticketed for a pitcher and sign Josh Hamilton instead. It’s certainly a bold move, and even with all of Hamilton’s red flags, he should probably project as something around a +4 win player for 2013, though of course the variance around that mark is probably larger than with most hitters. However...
Josh Hamilton is heading to Hollywood, and his new teammates are reacting to the stunning news of the slugger’s new destination.
Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up Mike Trout will now have a MVP winner in the outfield with him next season, and the 21-year-old couldn’t quite articulate his reaction to the news.
Wow— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) December 13, 2012
Meanwhile, one of...
Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have apparently agreed to a five year deal, with terms yet undisclosed, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Olney tweeted this moments ago:
@Buster_ESPN : My colleague Jerry Crasnick reports Josh Hamilton‘s deal with the Angels is for five years.
This marks the second straight season the Angels and owner...
Remember yesterday when Jerry Dipoto said that he was pretty much done making moves? And remember earlier in the off-season when he insisted that the position player side of the roster was set? Yeah, about that...
According to MLB source the Angels are in SERIOUS negotiations with Josh Hamilton. No deal has been reached as of yet.
— Joe McDonnell (@joeontheradio)...
A lot of Phillies fans are unimpressed with the Phillies two latest additions – CF Ben Revere and 3B Michael Young. While both players fill huge holes for the Phillies, many don’t think they are the type of impact players that can help the Phillies climb back into the NL East race that they coughed up last year.
Ben Revere, whom the Phillies acquired in a trade that sent Vance...
The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers have ruled the roost this offseason. The best available free agent players, Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke, have both been spoken for and it’s official - they love L.A..
There has been a seismic shift in the baseball landscape and the more Bud Selig screams parity, the less of it there seems to be.
Meanwhile, all we can do here...
Let’s face it: Our moment of “consideration” of "J-Ham" flashed in Brian Cashman’s head, just as he vaulted off the top of Connecticut’s Empire State Building, on his rappelling tryst with Bobby V. The vision danced in his head like a turtle dove. Then it danced out like a turtle. It never returned. Ever since, Cashman has thought of gold. ...