So this is way out there, but how crazy would it be if the AA swooped in and landed Hamilton.
With rumours that he is getting 3 year offers from the Mariners in the $20-$25 million dollar range per season, How much would the power in the AL shift if we came in and got Hamilton for say 4 years $100 million.
It is clear Rogers is serious about competing in the window of Bautista/Encarnacion's contracts. How about we add Hamilton to the fold on a 4 year deal, and post one of the best line-ups, if not THE best line-up in the MLB. Our pitching concerns could still be addressed by bringing in a young pitcher via trade if necessary.
The Yanks and Sox would DEFINITELY be worried about us. Texas and the Mariners would be forced to look elsewhere to address needs. And we'd be running a payroll of around $145 million.
Our outfielders could cycle through, with Hamilton as the primary DH.
SS Reyes S
LF Cabrera S
RF Bautista R
DH Hamilton L
1B Encarnacion R
3B Lawrie R
CF Rasmus L
C Arencibia R
2B Izturis/Bonafacio S
The balance, the speed, the power. If that roster can't win 95 games, none can!
If we really want to compete, and cripple a couple opponents in the process... Sign Hamilton!
It's not OUR money!