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Why Milwaukee makes little sense for Hamilton

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08:19 AM ET 11.01 | The Rangers won't make a preemptive strike to keep Josh Hamilton, which has led to all manner of speculation. One club mentioned prominently, for instance, has been the Milwaukee Brewers. But the Brewers led the National League in runs scored in 2012. Their problem was the bullpen, and they will have to replace two starting pitchers from their initial 2012 rotation. That set of circumstances does not appear to make them an ideal free-agent landing spot for Hamilton. He does appear to be a better fit for an AL club, on which his occasional use as a designated hitter would limit his exposure to potential injury. ... It only takes one club, though, to make the kind of five-year, $100-plus-million offer that Hamilton's talent would seem to dictate.

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November 1, 2012  09:24 AM ET

He stays in the AL.

November 1, 2012  09:37 AM ET

I'd like to know what club, in their right mind, would offer him a contract of that magnitude?

November 1, 2012  09:53 AM ET

Too many bars and nothing else to do there.

November 1, 2012  10:51 AM ET

Whoever give this guy that kind of money is crazy. Just hope its not the rangers

November 1, 2012  10:55 AM ET

I think he'll work something out with Texas.

November 1, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Why Milwaukee makes perfect sense for Josh Hamilton

-Avoids big market pressure cooker cities
-Will have plenty of safety in the lineup
-Brewers still need a replacement for Prince Fielder
-Milwaukee wont overpay for Hamilton
-Miller Park is very accommodating to Hamilton's power

Yeah, Milwaukee needs a little bullpen help. But that doesn't instantly mean that Milwaukee makes zero sense for Hamilton. This kind of sounds like a media ploy to stop Hamilton from signing with a smaller market team.

November 1, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He stays in the AL.

Would you love to see him playing for the TIGERS? I would.

November 1, 2012  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd like to know what club, in their right mind, would offer him a contract of that magnitude?

no ,no,no, he should and must not get a five years deal, but a two years deal would do it,,, i mean the new team needs to take extra precaution if you know what i mean!!!!

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November 1, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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Too many bars and nothing else to do there.

He can't afford to be sitting around pounding down those 16 ounce Old Sqwaukees.

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November 1, 2012  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Would you love to see him playing for the TIGERS? I would.

No thanks. He breaks down to easily and goes through prolonged slumps. Similar slumps (aside from Cabrera) are what killed the Tigers this season.

November 1, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Also: he'll be way too expensive.

November 1, 2012  03:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd like to know what club, in their right mind, would offer him a contract of that magnitude?

He's no Vernon Wells.

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November 1, 2012  07:12 PM ET

Any GM giving him a 9 figure deal is risking his job.

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November 2, 2012  11:25 AM ET

If the Brew Crew decided not to resign number 28 why in the world would they want Hamilton.

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