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  1. Brewers revert to thrifty form

    Feb 9, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Ron Roenicke

    The Brewers’ offseason opened with speculation about a push for Josh Hamilton. 3 1/2 months later, their biggest pickup has been Tom Gorzelanny. Mark Attanasio’s Brewers won 96 games and went to the NLCS in 2011, and while the team lost Prince Fielder afterwards, it was able to bring in Aramis Ramirez as a replacement.…

  2. Torii Hunter still a bit sour about departure from Anaheim

    Feb 3, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

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    “I was told money was tight,” veteran outfielder Torii Hunter tweeted on December 13, shortly after the Angels signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million free agent contract. “But I guess [Angels owner Arte Moreno] had money hidden under a mattress. Business is business but don’t lie.” Hunter later claimed that he was joking,…

  3. Michael Bourn wants a five-year deal

    Jan 28, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Among free agent outfielders, Shane Victorino got three years. Angel Pagan and Nick Swisher got four. Josh Hamilton and B.J. Upton got five years. Michael Bourn wants five years too: Latest on Michael Bourn negotiations: He wants at least five years, and Mets aren’t willing to go there. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 28, 2013   Hamilton is…

  4. Angels “not expected to be players on” righty Kyle Lohse

    Jan 13, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

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    The Angels have been mentioned at different times this winter as a potential landing spot for free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. But it doesn’t sound like they are even going to make an offer to him. According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, the Halos are “not expected to be players on Lohse” no matter how low…

  5. Rangers still looking to add another hitter after signing A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday the Rangers made their one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski official, adding the veteran catcher to the lineup following his career-year for the White Sox, but general manager Jon Daniels also said that he’s still searching for another hitter after losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency. “We’re looking at that now,” Daniels…

  6. Josh Hamilton says the Mariners didn’t really try hard to sign him

    Dec 24, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik went on the radio in Seattle last week and said that the team made a legit shot at signing Josh Hamilton. This followed a couple weeks of reports that, yes indeed, the Mariners had been working hard to get him. There was apparently the framework of a deal in place, awaiting only…

  7. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  8. Cody Ross met with the Rangers yesterday

    Dec 19, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Apparently the Rangers were busy yesterday. Not only was A.J. Pierzynski in Texas for a meet-and-greet with team officials, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Cody Ross had dinner with a group that included manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels. Texas is looking for more offense after losing catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder…

  9. A.J. Pierzynski is meeting with the Rangers

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    Last week several reports had the Rangers interested in A.J. Pierzynski and now Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago writes that the free agent catcher was in Texas to meet with the team today. After losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli the Rangers have been looking for lineup help and the left-handed-hitting Pierzynski would be a…

  10. Josh Hamilton’s contract includes Angels donating $2 million to charity

    Dec 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    I’m sure this isn’t all that unusual, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com passes along this noteworthy detail in Josh Hamilton‘s five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels: Interesting clause in Josh Hamilton’s contract with #Angels: Team will donate $400,000 per year to his charity, total of $2M for five years. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December…

  11. Quote of the Day: Katie Hamilton

    Dec 17, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels newly acquired outfielder Hamilton laughs with his wife, Katie, and Angels owner Moreno during a news conference in Anaheim

    Josh Hamilton’s wife Katie spoke briefly at the press conference introducing Hamilton as a Los Angeles Angel. Her take on the Rangers’ negotiating approach: “They let us go out and date other people and kind of give our hearts away,” Katie Hamilton said. “I’m so glad they didn’t (push hard to re-sign Hamilton.) We feel…

  12. Angels hire Josh Hamilton’s accountability partner

    Dec 16, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

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    Angels owner Arte Moreno told reporters soon after Josh Hamilton‘s introductory press conference on Saturday at Downtown Disney that there was “no special language” in the outfielder’s five-year, $125 million contract laying out consequences for a potential drug or alcohol relapse. But that doesn’t mean Anaheim’s higher-ups aren’t taking measures to ensure that Hamilton remains on…

  13. Breaking down Josh Hamilton’s five-year, $125M contract

    Dec 15, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

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    Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com has the full season-to-season financial breakdown of Josh Hamilton‘s new five-year, $125 million agreement with the Angels: 2013: $15 million 2014: $15 million 2015: $23 million 2016: $30 million 2017: $30 million The deal also includes a $10 million signing bonus, access to a luxury suite and a full no-trade clause.…

  14. Angels have discussed trade for Tigers starter Rick Porcello

    Dec 15, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT

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    The Angels beefed up their offense in a big way this week, signing Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million free agent contract. Now they’re looking to further address their starting rotation needs. According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, Anaheim’s decision-makers have “been in contact” with the Tigers about a potential trade for right-handed starter…

  15. Picture of the Day: Josh Hamilton in his new digs

    Dec 15, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    Josh Hamilton was officially introduced as the newest member of the Angels this afternoon at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney in Anaheim. Courtesy of the Associated Press, below is our first look at Hamilton in his new digs. Yes, that is Mike Scioscia creepin’ in the background, likely daydreaming about filling out his lineup card…

  16. Report: Kendrys Morales drawing trade interest from multiple AL teams

    Dec 15, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    I mentioned a little earlier how the Angels have a bit of a logjam of hitters after signing outfielder Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million contract this week. Per Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and Sirius XM radio, plenty of teams are already trying to take advantage of the team’s surplus. After missing the entire…

  17. Angels finalize five-year, $125 million contract with Josh Hamilton

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Getty

    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Hamilton has passed his physical with the Angels, making his new five-year, $125 million contract is official. He’s scheduled to be introduced at a news conference in Anaheim at 2:30 p.m. ET this afternoon. Per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Hamilton’s contract includes a no-trade clause and is slightly…

  18. Attention gamblers: the Angels are now the favorites to win the World Series

    Dec 14, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    The other day the oddsmakers at Bovada had the Tigers as the favorite to win the World Series. They now have the Angels: Los Angeles Angels World Series Odds pre-Josh Hamilton                 12-1 Los Angeles Angels World Series Odds post-Josh Hamilton                15-2 Of course, this happened with them last year when they signed Albert Pujols too, so the…

  19. Nationals sticking with two-year, $25 million offer to Adam LaRoche

    Dec 14, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Adam LaRoche

    There haven’t been a ton of Adam LaRoche rumors swirling and most reports have the Nationals confident in re-signing the 33-year-old first baseman, perhaps leading to Michael Morse being traded. As for what type of contract LaRoche may end up with, Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals haven’t changed their original…

  20. NBC SportsTalk: reaction to the Josh Hamilton signing

    Dec 14, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

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    I was on NBC SportsTalk with Eric Kuselias last night, talking about the Josh Hamilton signing. I apologize for using the phrase “truth bomb.”  I have been fined $250 for being so lame and will spend the next few weeks talking with middle schoolers about how to avoid going down the same dark and douchey…

  21. Mariners “were in the hunt to the end” on Josh Hamilton

    Dec 14, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    In the wake of Josh Hamilton‘s five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels a report from Greg Johns of MLB.com suggests a different AL West rival was close to signing him away from the Rangers. According to Johns the Mariners “were in the hunt to the end” on Hamilton and “were willing to go after…

  22. Jon Daniels is “disappointed” at Josh Hamilton? Cry me a river.

    Dec 14, 2012, 8:26 AM EDT

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    Searching for empathy … searching for empathy … nope, can’t find any: Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he was disappointed that his club didn’t at least get a chance to “have a conversation” before Hamilton accepted any deal … “there was a relationship over time. I thought we understood that we had a…

  23. Nick Swisher to visit with multiple teams next week

    Dec 13, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher

    The market for Nick Swisher has been slow to develop this offseason, but things are beginning to fall into place now that Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Swisher plans to visit with multiple teams in person next…

  24. Sick burn: Rangers GM Jon Daniels assesses the Angels

    Dec 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Burn

    It kinda hurts to be a Rangers fan right now, not only seeing Josh Hamilton go, but going to the division rivals no less. But having Jon Daniels as your GM helps things, especially when he says stuff like this: Rangers GM Jon Daniels on Angels: They were a great team on paper beforehand. They’re a…

  25. U mad, Torii?

    Dec 13, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

    This may explain why he's hitting .218

    Torii Hunter, former outfielder of the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim, takes to Twitter to respond to the Josh Hamilton signing: I was told money was tight but I guess the Arte had money hidden under a Mattress. Business is business but don’t lie. — Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) December 13, 2012   Money was tight…

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