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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 that this week could come and go and the Rangers won't know much more about their roster for the 2013 season than they did before team executives left for Tennessee.
"Things take a little while to develop," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "That's the nature of the business. My expectation is that in the next 10 days or two week you'll see considerably more business done."
The Rangers need to get busy soon because the current roster doesn't appear to be one that can take the team to a fourth-consecutive bullpen.
Of course, getting something done with Hamilton ...
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The Texas Rangers and slugger Josh Hamilton are making progress on a deal, according to sources.
If reached, the deal would likely be for four years, the sources said.
An early, unconfirmed report said Hamilton wants $175 million for seven years. Most teams would prefer a shorter deal; Hamilton is a recovering drug addict with a history of injuries.
His offensive performance,...
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....
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 Red Sox are being smart and cautious this offseason, and that includes staying away from long-term contracts for free agents.
Still, Larry Lucchino said the Red Sox are “in on Josh Hamilton,” according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Bowden also tweeted that the Red Sox are not going to sign players to six, seven or eight-year deals moving forward.
The Red Sox famously went long-term...
Here's a running list of Tuesday's Josh Hamilton rumors:
– The Boston Red Sox are among the four or five teams showing interest in outfielder Josh Hamilton writes Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. He adds though, that teams are waiting to see “if there is anybody willing to go as many as four years on the outfielder,” since they're only interested in a short-term deal...
"Now batting 4th for your Philadelphia Phillies...number 32, Josh Hamilton?" (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia) As another free agent option bites the dust, the pickings at center field are getting slimmer by the day. Early last week, NL East divison rival the Atlanta Braves signed B.J Upton, viewed as the "cream...
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...
Every offseason, I get a headache trying to figure out what the Texas Rangers are doing. This offseason, that headache is approaching a migraine -- one that probably is afflicting club officials, too.
On one hand, the Rangers are trying to re-sign free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton and catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli. On the other hand, they're also engaged in active trade...
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...