Found December 08, 2012 on
Lady Loves Pinstripes:
The latest hot stove rumor circulating is that the New York Yankees have inquired about slugging outfielder Josh Hamilton.
USA Today Bob Nightengale reported the news via twitter but who knows if this was purely to generate attention as the source, an American League general manager, of course was anonymous.
The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 7, 2012
Nightengale clearly states that the Yankees budget plans of having payroll at $189 million by 2014 remains in tact, so how signing Hamilton would fit the bill makes no sense. That is unless the Yankees front office woke-up and realized that they promised fans that a championship caliber team would be on the field come 2013 Opening Day.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS:
Well just yesterday Joel Sherman of the NY Post described the Yankees front office as, “an organization incredibly touchy to the current tidal wave of criticism.” ...
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THE RIME OF THE NEW MARINER?
The Mariners reportedly have established themselves as a player in the Josh Hamilton Sweepstakes and are rumored to be offering him a three-year, big money deal.
At least financially? As just about every team but the Yomiuri Giants has been associated with signing Josh Hamilton, the Yankees name finally surfaced. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted:
@BNightengale The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says.
The background check might turn up some issues with substance...
While the Boston Red Sox are “very unlikely” to sign free
agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New
York Yankees have recently checked in on the slugger’s medical records, reports
Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
#redsox are very unlikely on hamilton. #mariners, however, are said "real" players for JH
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
The New York Yankees are looking to lower their salary to under $189 million by the 2014 MLB season in order to avoid paying the luxury tax. Josh Hamilton is seeking a deal worth at least $25 million for the next three or four years, as teams appear scared off from offering a seven or eight year deal that many top hitting stars have landed over the past decade. The Yankees are now...
The Yankees have apparently ordered a background check according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The latest Yankees speculation comes after a very quiet Winter meetings showing, and losing out on multiple coveted players. Josh Hamilton would certainly be a monster splash for the Yankees, however, it would most likely take a contract exceeding four years. The Mariners and Rangers...
This offseason has been rather un-Yankee-like. That doesn’t mean the Bronx Bombers should be ruled out of anything, though
While the Yankees have been relatively quiet thus far, even losing out on guys like Jeff Keppinger, New York is apparently still doing its due diligence on perhaps the biggest fish in free agency. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Yankees are...
Josh Hamilton would help the Seattle Mariners. That is obvious. They need his presence, his star power, his fluid left-handed swing. But if they think he alone is the answer to their offensive woes, they might be headed toward a costly calamity.
The Mariners remained firmly in the Hamilton sweepstakes as the baseball winter meetings adjourned Thursday, discussing three-year deals...
Not Cashman? Are the Yankees brass pulling another Rafael Soriano type move here?
There was also an article by Joel Sherman in today's New York Post where he says that George Steinbrenner and the old Yankees brass would never pass up on the chance of getting Josh Hamilton in Pinstripes, which is very true. It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out.
Seattle Mariners president Chuck Armstrong keeps saying that the team hasn’t exchanged numbers with outfielder Josh Hamilton. Ken Rosenthal reports differently though, he tweeted today that the team has exchanged dollars and years with the Texas Rangers slugger.
The dollars should be enough to get a deal done but I highly...
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...
How can it be reasonably reported that the Yankees are "quietly" checking in with Josh Hamilton?
Go to any web site selling Texas Rangers gear and there they are: T-shirts and jerseys with the names Napoli, Hamilton and Young on the back.
Soon, they could all be in the bargain bin.
The Rangers are undergoing much more than a wardrobe change this winter. General manager Jon Daniels and team president Nolan Ryan are in the midst of reshaping the team.
Mike Napoli is already...
A word of advice for certain baseball general managers: When dealing with Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton: caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. I’m speaking to you, Ned Colletti, Jon Daniels, Jerry Dipoto, Jack Zduriencik. Daniels, the Rangers GM, knows of which I speak. Hamilton has been his headache for the [...]