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So much for $175 million.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/josh-hamilton-seattle-mariners-texas-rangers-mlb-contract-discussions-120612

The Seattle Mariners are serious about free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.

How serious?

The team has discussed three-year deals with Hamilton in the range of $20 million to $25 million per season, major-league sources say.

The Texas Rangers remain more focused on free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke, sources say, creating a possible opening for the Mariners.

The Mariners met with Hamilton on Sunday, and the Boston Red Sox also spoke with him during the winter meetings, sources say.

And as I said the idea that he was going to get $150 million and 6 or 7 years was ludicrous. Not happening. Now here we are at 1/2 that.

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So much for $175 million.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/josh-hamilton-seattle-mariners-texas-rangers-mlb-contract-discussions-120612

And as I said the idea that he was going to get $150 million and 6 or 7 years was ludicrous. Not happening. Now here we are at 1/2 that.

I think the Orioles should be involved at 3-4 years. They wont be but they should.

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So much for $175 million.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/josh-hamilton-seattle-mariners-texas-rangers-mlb-contract-discussions-120612

And as I said the idea that he was going to get $150 million and 6 or 7 years was ludicrous. Not happening. Now here we are at 1/2 that.

You posted this in the wrong forum- this has nothing to do with the Orioles.

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So much for $175 million.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/josh-hamilton-seattle-mariners-texas-rangers-mlb-contract-discussions-120612

And as I said the idea that he was going to get $150 million and 6 or 7 years was ludicrous. Not happening. Now here we are at 1/2 that.

But we could take 500 TJ McFarlands in the Rule 5 Draft for that kind of money. 500 TJ McFarlands people!

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Yup, I've been saying this since the first days of the Hot Stove.

We can afford him. It makes so much sense to get him.

Oy.

MSK

Yeah! Let's spend 20%-30% of our budget for the next 3 or 4 years on an injury-prone 32 year old recovering drug addict that has only played in more than 140 games twice in his entire career! It makes perfect sense!

:rolleyes:

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Yeah! Let's spend 20%-30% of our budget for the next 3 or 4 years on an injury-prone 32 year old recovering drug addict that has only played in more than 140 games twice in his entire career! It makes perfect sense!

:rolleyes:

Who says that's our budget for the next 3 or 4 years?

And for the love of God, that is one of the worst things I've ever seen anyone say on this site. Hamilton has done something few people in history have ever done - beat addiction and come back to do the thing he loves and do it extremely well.

The man can be an inspiration for those who also are in recovery.

He also is one of the best hitters of this generation. I guess we've forgotten his OPACY performances over the years.

What's your problem man?

MSK

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Who says that's our budget for the next 3 or 4 years?

And for the love of God, that is one of the worst things I've ever seen anyone say on this site. Hamilton has done something few people in history have ever done - beat addiction and come back to do the thing he loves and do it extremely well.

The man can be an inspiration for those who also are in recovery.

He also is one of the best hitters of this generation. I guess we've forgotten his OPACY performances over the years.

What's your problem man?

MSK

My father was a Heroin addict. I know exactly how hard addiction is to beat. That's the thing though- no one ever "beats" it. It's a lifelong struggle, and it doesn't take much at all for years, or even decades of hard work to be erased in one moment of weakness. Trust me, I've seen it. And I would have to imagine that it's even more difficult when you have more money than the treasuries of some small countries.

Believe me though, I wish him nothing but the best on that front.

That said, I was mostly referring to his injury history and the fact that we'd likely paying him a lot of money to watch games on TV. His drug issues just make him an even riskier investment for a team like the Orioles that doesn't have infinity dollars to spend like the NYY or LAD.

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Yeah! Let's spend 20%-30% of our budget for the next 3 or 4 years on an injury-prone 32 year old recovering drug addict that has only played in more than 140 games twice in his entire career! It makes perfect sense!

:rolleyes:

Wow - that's a really balanced, rationale examination of the potential Josh Hamilton would bring to this lineup.

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