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08:11 AM ET 05.15 | Where Josh Hamilton's sarlary goes from here is open to debate, as is just who might be willing to pay for his services, based on likelihood. Los Angeles Dodgers, 5/1: Magic. Money. Kemp. Hamilton. Together. Sweet. Texas Rangers, 5/4: He's theirs to lose -- or, if you prefer another perspective, they're his to lose. The Rangers and Hamilton fit well, sort of like the Cardinals and Albert Pujols did. And, like the Pujols negotiations, this will come down to just how much Hamilton can separate business and emotion. Pujols was insulted by St. Louis' offer. If the same happens with Hamilton, affinity can turn into spite, love into resentment, happiness into animus. And odds-on-favorite status into also-ran.

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May 15, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Not sure who is going to give him a ridiculous amount of money with his past injuries and demons. I mean would anyone feel comfortable with giving him more than 4 years at the most? Maybe 5?

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May 15, 2012  08:42 AM ET

5/1: Magic. Money. Kemp. Hamilton. Together. Sweet. Texas Rangers, 5/4:

alacran writing most happy story

May 15, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

5/1: Magic. Money. Kemp. Hamilton. Together. Sweet. Texas Rangers, 5/4: alacran writing most happy story

Nice!

May 15, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Morning all.

May 15, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Come back to Cincinnati....you and Votto back to back would be every pitchers nightmare.

May 15, 2012  09:09 AM ET

He'll be an Indian by Thanksgiving.

May 15, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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He'll be an Indian by Thanksgiving.

Got into the Scotch a little early this morning, huh Slink.

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May 15, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Morning Clem.

Morning all!

May 15, 2012  09:22 AM ET

He'll look good in Dodger Blue.

May 15, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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He'll look good in Dodger Blue.

No one looks good in Dodger blue.

May 15, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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No one looks good in Dodger blue.

It will be fun to see him knock a few into McCovey Cove off Timmy next season.

May 15, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Texas will offer him by $$$ byt keep it relatively short, maybe 4 years $100 million

May 15, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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It will be fun to see him knock a few into McCovey Cove off Timmy next season.

He didn't fare so well the last time he faced Giants pitching.

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May 15, 2012  10:02 AM ET

It is fortunate for the Cardinals that Pujols was insulted. Angels fans should be insulted by the Pujols they have witnessed. I think it is fairly clear Pujols was juicing, no other explanation seems sufficient to describe his fall off in hitting.

The next nine figure contract that turns out to be a good deal for the team signing it will be the first.

May 15, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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This is going to ruin StupidMoron's day. Heh, but never fear, SM can bring up some of the powerful minor leaguers to get the younger team he has always wished for, just like the Rays hahaha.

....when your top assets are not a single position player, but the games best front office and farm system, yes, you may in fact do exactly that.....

 
May 15, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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Morning all.

morning clem

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