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Mariners, O's legit contenders for Hamilton

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08:14 AM ET 11.08 | Considering the circumstance of this week's meetings, it's no wonder the chatter is heating up on free agent speculation. The Mariners look like a possible new entry in the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes, people familiar with their thinking suggest. The Orioles were identified earlier Wednesday as a potential landing spot for the biggest positional star on the free-agent market, which is just beginning to show itself. The Brewers are a third team that has interest in the superstar outfielder, according to sources, though GM Doug Melvin has said money could be an issue for them. One executive speculated that the Pirates and Braves might also make some sense, though those teams normally aren't major spenders.

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November 8, 2012  08:45 AM ET

The Braves,Bucs, and Brewers are just getting some headlines with no intent of signing Hamilton, but it makes sense for the Mariners to jump in with plenty of money to play with , but the big question is will Josh jump for the big money in Seattle with no chance of winning for a few years, or take a lesser deal and sign with a contender.

November 8, 2012  09:28 AM ET

O's fan here. Sorry Hamilton, you are way to overpriced with too much baggage. Please sign with the Mariners. I'd rather have Cody Ross.

November 8, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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O's fan here. Sorry Hamilton, you are way to overpriced with too much baggage. Please sign with the Mariners. I'd rather have Cody Ross.

you had me right up to Cody Ross.................

November 8, 2012  10:27 AM ET

I find it hard to imagine Hamilton in Seattle. The Mariners need a big bat, and left-handed power hitters seem to handle Safeco a little better than right-handers, but this doesn't seem like a good fit for either the player or the team.

November 8, 2012  12:14 PM ET

the orioles may get a shot on hamilton showcases, not so much in the mariners situation,,,,

November 8, 2012  02:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Braves,Bucs, and Brewers are just getting some headlines with no intent of signing Hamilton, but it makes sense for the Mariners to jump in with plenty of money to play with , but the big question is will Josh jump for the big money in Seattle with no chance of winning for a few years, or take a lesser deal and sign with a contender.

The money is what is going to be the key factor where he goes. This is his only chance and the highest bidder will be where he goes...count on it.

November 8, 2012  04:16 PM ET
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I find it hard to imagine Hamilton in Seattle. The Mariners need a big bat, and left-handed power hitters seem to handle Safeco a little better than right-handers, but this doesn't seem like a good fit for either the player or the team.

did jay bunher was a lefty hitter? about kent griffey jr i know he was a tough lefty to get away from his shrp swing and gone!!!

November 8, 2012  04:18 PM ET
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The money is what is going to be the key factor where he goes. This is his only chance and the highest bidder will be where he goes...count on it.

money would play the biggest role in any team,speccially if the team is a small team market!!!

November 8, 2012  04:19 PM ET
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money would play the biggest role in any team,speccially if the team is a small team market!!!

but then again,teams shouldn't give hamilto a 6 years deal,the injuries rash plus all the addictions are to odvious to ignore!!!

November 8, 2012  04:19 PM ET
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too

too..

November 8, 2012  07:46 PM ET
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too..

Thanks for correcting your English, alacran. You rock!

 
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