Nov 9, 2012, 9:14 AM EST
The Texas Rangers don’t plan to offer prized free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton more than a three-year contract, according to a high-ranking team official, which likely will lead to the Rangers severing ties with the 2010 American League MVP.
Nightengale says that negotiations have not even begun. If Rangers people are leaking that, then, you know they have no interest in making Hamilton a serious offer.
I don’t think Hamilton will get one of those 6-7 year deals, let alone that $175 million he reportedly wants. Or at least he shouldn’t. But you have to figure there are a lot of teams who would go four or five. Or some kind of deal with x years guaranteed and a bunch of options/incentives to account for the uncertainty about his health and age and stuff.
But three years? Can’t really see it.
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