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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 with Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez – signing both to seven-year contracts – and both players were shipped to the Dodgers during the 2012 season.
Hamilton is the premier offensive free agent this offseason. The 31-year-old outfielder had 43 home runs and 128 RBIs with a .285 batting and .930 OPS in 148 games with the Rangers last season.
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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,...
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...
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...
Free-agent slugger meets with Mariners; Rangers still in the mix.
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...
"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 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...
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...
Free agent right-hander Brian Wilson, who was cut loose by the San Francisco Giants Friday, has interest in signing with the Los Angeles
Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox and his former team, reports Jim
Bowden of ESPN.
Brian Wilson has interest in Giants, Dodgers, Angels, Red Sox according to source
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 1, 2012
Dickey Chatter Around the Internet:
The two sides had dialogue today and the Mets are willing to improve their offer, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio reports (on Twitter). However, the sides aren't close to a deal.
Talks "could heat up really soon" a team insider told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (Twitter link).
Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork...