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Report: Josh Hamilton wants 7 years, $175 million

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08:37 AM ET 11.04 | Josh Hamilton is hoping to find a team to pay him $175 million over seven years, a source told Baseball Prospectus' John Perrotto this week. Hamilton, who hits free agency after spending the last five seasons with the Rangers, is widely viewed as the top position player available, but he could have trouble finding a team willing to invest that kind of cash in him. Though such a deal wouldn't match the length of the contract Albert Pujols secured from the Los Angeles Angels last off-season, it would put Hamilton on par in terms of average annual salary at $25 million.

Dallas Morning News

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November 4, 2012  09:47 AM ET

That's way too much money for far too long for a 31 year old player with an extensive history of injuries and a propensity to disappear in the playoffs.

November 4, 2012  09:50 AM ET

The well has been poisoned Texas. Josh will sigh elsewhere

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November 4, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Texas may re-sign Josh.

Not for $25M a season...

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November 4, 2012  10:10 AM ET

There Is A Sucker Born Everyday, Bro.

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November 4, 2012  10:22 AM ET

And then of course there's the proverbial elephant standing over there in the corner...this fellow is one bloody mary away from waking up in a subway station with a three day beard. hope it never happens, but its an unfortunate possibility.

November 4, 2012  10:59 AM ET
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.Grandy came over last year and again a 5 year 30 mil deal for a CF who hits 40 hrs and plays a gold glove caliber OF is a VERY reasonable deal- SURE he strikes out too much and doesn't hit for a high enough average- and his option has been piicked up- yes- for ONE YEAR...not 8

If Granderson had hit for a higher average and struck out less, he would be "worth" (in baseball market terms) at least $10 million per year; he actually was paid $6 million per year, which is pretty much what his skills are worth.

Sometimes it is hard to recall that baseball salaries can't be compared to real-world salaries, and have to be compared to other baseball salaries. Michael Bourne, a guy who has no power and strikes out too much, but who hits for a better average and has speed, got $6.85 million per year. Matt Kemp, a better player, got just over $10 million per year. $6 million for Granderson is about right.

November 4, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Renewing ARod for 10 more at $28mil trumps all defenses of Yanks bad signings, even if Tex pays huge chunk

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November 4, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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Renewing ARod for 10 more at $28mil trumps all defenses of Yanks bad signings, even if Tex pays huge chunk

The best thing about that signing is that it took the Rangers off the hook for those final 3 seasons.

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