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    Everything Josh Hamilton

    This looks like it could make sense. Being a Brewers fan/milb prospector I really wouldn't care. I mean the Brewers have thrown 3/27 at Wolf, 4 year/42 at Suppan so at this point if you can get Hamilton for 4 years it can't set you back to bad because we are used to FA's singing and not producing. However the SP and Bull Pen need a make over with Hellweg as the only potential #1-3 in the system at this point.

    Hamilton to Brewers?

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Milwaukee Brewers are seriously considering a run at superstar free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, according to people familiar with their thinking.

    The Brewers believe Milwaukee is a viable market for Hamilton, and it doesn't hurt that their hitting coach is Johnny Narron, who is very close to Hamilton from their days together in Cincinnati and Texas. Narron was Hamilton's original "life coach'' with the Reds and Rangers. In Texas, he generally thrived and is credited for having only two relapses.

    Brewers owner Mark Attanasio declined comment on a possible try for Hamilton.

    Hamilton's market is going to be interesting, as he's a supremely talented player with some obvious issues. He has made a nice recovery after early drug troubles derailed his career, but this season he was hindered by a variety of minor ailments, including an eye issues and other things. Hamilton still hit 43 home runs and had 128 RBI to go with a .285 batting average.

    The Brewers have had a very successful run under Attanasio. They kept superstar Ryan Braun on a $20-million-a-year deal through 2020. While they attempted to sign CC Sabathia and Prince Fielder to long-term deals, they were unable to do so.

    Milwaukee mighthave a tough time competing financially if one of the most major markets becomes involved. But at least the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers aren't expected to play here, and the incumbent Rangers aren't going to make an early offer, so the Brewers' chances could be better than one might think.

    Tags: CC Sabathia, Josh Hamilton, Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, MLB

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    At this point, besides returning to Texas or signing with Toronto/Tampa (becuse of the astro truf) I think Hamilton to any team makes sense. It could happen.

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    Could he handle RF? (Arm wise)

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    He should. Also, playing in Miller Park will also help his numbers.

    You are potentially looking at an OF of:

    Braun, Aoiki, Hamilton
    INF: Hart,Weeks,Segura,Ramirez, Lucroy

    So a potential lineup would be:
    Aoiki
    Hart
    Braun (Going back to the Fielder duo)
    Hamilton
    Ramirez
    Lucroy
    Weeks
    Segura


    Then it would depend on which Pitching staff shows up during the season

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    I think it makes sense for both parties. The Brewers become better with Hamilton and Josh doesn't have to worry about the pressure of playing in a big city for an extremely popular team.

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    Everybody knows that the "pressure of the big market" thing is a joke and only used as an excuse for big market fans to explain why their FAs bust. That might apply to a young player with no real major league experience but to a veteran superstar? Please.

    EDIT: Especially since he already plays in the 4th largest market.
    Last edited by flea; 10-26-2012 at 04:53 PM.

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    Yea, put a recovering alcoholic on team named the Brewers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sep11ie View Post
    Yea, put a recovering alcoholic on team named the Brewers...
    Was just thinking that too..


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    Quote Originally Posted by sep11ie View Post
    Yea, put a recovering alcoholic on team named the Brewers...
    Yes, because the Brewers but beer in the water coolers.

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    Wow if this happens, the Brewers will be so dangerous.

    2B-Weeks
    CF-Gomez
    LF-Braun
    RF-Hamilton
    3B-Ramirez
    1B-Hart
    C-Lucroy
    SS-Segura

    Aoki 4th OF.

    I miss the days where the Mets could get involved in big FA :cry:

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    He can drink Miller 64's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Blades View Post
    Yes, because the Brewers but beer in the water coolers.
    This is true actually. Prince Fielder was only 170 lbs before he was drafted.

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    Yankees need a splash and have open spots in the OF. I say he goes there.

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    He's going to whoever can win and who pays the most.

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    There is a non-zero chance of the Brewers signing him. It's not likely though.

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