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Baseball’s biggest spenders may be relatively quiet this winter, at least when it comes to big-name, big-money free agents.
The New York Post reports that the Yankees aren’t likely to be in on Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke, the two biggest names in free agency this offseason. If New York does splurge on a big contract, the Post reports, it will be on a contract extension for second baseman Robinson Cano.
The Cano extension, however, is unlikely to get done, according to the report, especially given the fact that Cano is represented by Scott Boras.
The Yankees have stated that they would like to get their payroll down toward the luxury tax line, even while teams around them start to spend more and more. The Post report also points out that the Yankees are likely to be surpassed by the Dodgers for the highest payroll in baseball.
The New York payroll was roughly $196 million for 2012.
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The equation between what teams should pay a free agent and what they end up paying him do not always match up. The free agent history of the past thirty years is littered with bad contracts. So, if you are a general manager and the prize free agent on the market is Zack Greinke, what should you pay him? Is he closer to Sabathia-type money at $23 million per year or he is closer...
Money will be an issue for the Milwaukee Brewers this
offseason, making them a long shot to sign free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton,
reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
no surprise, $ an issue for milw. asked if they're a long shot for hamilton, melvin said "very." hope may be market, narron
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 6, 2012
If All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton was waiting for the Texas Rangers to set a market for the free agent slugger, it might be time to turn to Plan B. The Rangers aren't likely to meet the reported asking price of six or seven years at $20 million to $25 million per season. Hamilton, 31, is considered a prime free agent but his age and history of injuries, overcame chemical...
Ben and Sam discuss whether Josh Hamilton could end up signing a reasonable contract after all and talk about whether the Yankees can commit to and compete despite their goal to get under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.
Nolan Ryan says he doesn't have a gut feeling on whether Josh Hamilton will return to the Texas Rangers next season.
Ryan said Wednesday it's hard to have a feel not knowing what the market will be for the slugger. The Rangers president believes everybody will have a better idea after this week's GM meetings.
The Rangers made a $13.3 million qualifying offer last week...
Robinson Cano still has one year left on his on his contract with the New York Yankees but that doesn't mean his agent Scott Boras hasn't already started to draw a line in the sand.
While the Yankees have more pressing concerns — like resigning steady performers like Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera with short-term pacts — there is the conundrum of what...
A debate among New York Yankees fans has been heating up over the past few days: the debate to trade Robinson Canó, or extend his contract, to a nine-figure deal, keeping him in the Bronx for the next several years.Some Yankee fans want the Yankees to honor their team's heritage of spending more and more money, always improving the team, never acknowledging any fiscal limitations...
My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols.
Happy Independence Day.
Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols -- both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for Hamilton.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols.
Happy Independence Day.
Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for...
DETROIT -- What big game would you hunt if you were Dave Dombrowski?
Tigers fans love to speculate on the moves their general manager should make to finally win a World Series. With that pursuit in mind, here are three names to consider: Josh Hamilton, Torii Hunter and Ryan Madson.
The Hamilton possibility took on life when a pair of CBSSports.com writers picked the Tigers to sign...
The November 8th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout and Weaver finalists for BBWAA awards, Greinke wants $150 million, Angels hire international scouting director and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout was named a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP while Jered Weaver was named a finalist for the AL Cy Young.
Mark Elfenbein, from 105.3 FM in Dallas, joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about the Cowboys and Josh Hamilton's free agency situation.