Posted November 04, 2012

Report: Josh Hamilton wants seven year, $175 million contract

MLB

Former American League MVP Josh Hamilton wants to continue getting paid like an MVP, according to a tweet from Baseball Prospectus’ John Perrotto.

Hamilton, currently a free agent, has played the last five seasons with the Texas Rangers and has been named an All-Star in each of those seasons. Hamilton hit a career-high 43 home runs in 2012 to go along with a .285 batting average. Hamilton won the AL MVP award in 2010, but his production has dipped across the board in many categories other than home runs.

It is unlikely the Rangers will be able to meet a seven year, $175 million demand, meaning Hamilton could easily wind up in another uniform next season.


5 comments
CharlieKelson
CharlieKelson

no way any team should pay him that kind of money, he gets hurt every year and would not do well in a big media town, boston , new york, la, etc. once they got down on him , he might regress into his addiction and that would not be good

David46
David46

He gets injured a lot lately, has a past drug history, and apparently had alcohol relapses this year. And he's old.

 

No way.

iclasticons
iclasticons

I am a NYYs fan of 50+ years and an A-Rod fan of 15+ and a Hamilton fan of the past decade. Well, Josh, I have 3 words for you: No way, Jose! You are too old and too breakable to warrant a 7 year contract unless it is structured for 4 yrs (max!) of playing and 3 yrs of transitioning thru part-time play and into coaching or front office work.

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

For a 31 year-old already beginning to decline...that's 175 million temptations.  Not worth it.  Let some desperate team pay the bloated contract (Yankees, Red Sox)