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Hamilton more attractive than ever to Philly

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08:15 AM ET 11.30 | Another day, another domino that fell. [On Thursday, the] Nationals acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. ... [For the Philadelphia Phillies, upgrades] by National League East rivals on back-to-back days have fueled speculation that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will want to make a splashy offseason move. Free agent Josh Hamilton, whose market is unclear, would match that description. ... One GM speculated that the Orioles and Mariners remain the most plausible suitors for Hamilton. But the ultimate destinations of high-dollar players in recent years have almost always come as big surprises ( Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Carl Crawford, Jayson Werth, Cliff Lee, et al).

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November 30, 2012  08:49 AM ET

How can the Phillies afford him?

November 30, 2012  09:05 AM ET

This free agency should be avoided except on a short term contract. The Rangers are not opposed to spending money yet they seem to be more than willing to watch their former MVP walk away. Why is that?

November 30, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Just what the Phillies need - another over 30, injury prone player signed to a massive contract.

November 30, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hambone goes to the Nippon Ham Fighters for 100,000,000,000,000,000 yen!!OMG, I think the Phillie Phans would reduce this poor guy to quivering blob of addiction.

Ha!

November 30, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Just what the Phillies need - another over 30, injury prone player signed to a massive contract.

Morning moose.

November 30, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This free agency should be avoided except on a short term contract. The Rangers are not opposed to spending money yet they seem to be more than willing to watch their former MVP walk away. Why is that?

Hamilton is over 30, he's a head case, he's one step away from being a drug addict again, he abused his body for years, he goes into deep slumps, he is undisciplined at the plate and he quit on the Rangers late this September.

Other than that, the Rangers like him.

November 30, 2012  10:15 AM ET

The Phillies need more table setters to blend in with what they already have and Bourn would be a good fit at the top of their lineup.

November 30, 2012  10:21 AM ET

Lookin' over at Kate Upton's picture just gave me an idea....baseball needs cheerleaders.

November 30, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hambone goes to the Nippon Ham Fighters for 100,000,000,000,000,000 yen!!OMG, I think the Phillie Phans would reduce this poor guy to quivering blob of addiction.

Not nice...we're not that bad....at least no one eggs teams buses.

November 30, 2012  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The Phillies need more table setters to blend in with what they already have and Bourn would be a good fit at the top of their lineup.

With the Braves going all in for Upton at $75 million for 5 yrs. the Phillies will sign Bourn at $45 million for 3 yrs and option for fourth year. And, once again, thank you Braves for saving Ruin Tomorrow Junior from himself.

November 30, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

With the Braves going all in for Upton at $75 million for 5 yrs. the Phillies will sign Bourn at $45 million for 3 yrs and option for fourth year. And, once again, thank you Braves for saving Ruin Tomorrow Junior from himself.

Bourn would be a horrible fit in Philly....he K's to much on an offense that k's already.

November 30, 2012  11:05 AM ET

also the money

November 30, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How can the Phillies afford him?

They have a new tv contract in 2014. Halladay will be coming off the books.

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November 30, 2012  11:43 AM ET

Bourn would be a good fit in most ways; he is an excellent defensive CF and a decent lead-off hitter. The KOs are partly due to lack of discipline, but also due to presence of speed and lack of power--pitchers say "I'm not gonna walk this guy, he's gonna have to earn it, " and throw the ball in the strike zone. Or make him think that is their plan, then fool him.

But he would give the Phils yet another left-handed hitter who struggles with left-handed pitching.

November 30, 2012  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hambone goes to the Nippon Ham Fighters for 100,000,000,000,000,000 yen!!OMG, I think the Phillie Phans would reduce this poor guy to quivering blob of addiction.

"OMG, I think the Phillie Phans would reduce this poor guy to quivering blob of addiction." - This is unfortunately accruate

November 30, 2012  11:47 AM ET

The Guy would Hit 80 Homers in Philadelphia, he'd also eat 200 Cheeses Steaks!!!

 
November 30, 2012  11:48 AM ET
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Body paint cheerleaders like the bar gals from the Marlins stadium.

Sulla I like the way you think.

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