Why can't they? They got the prospects to get Justin Upton and they got the money to sign Greinke and its not like Hamilton is going to get some 7-10 year deal most likely 3-4 year deal and he will probably go to Texas in that case.
It's a per year contract though. It's not like they're handing him 200 mil up front.
Thats true but Texas isn't going to give Greinke a 9-10 year deal then turn around and give Hamilton how many years he wants if its only 3 or 4 years thats very affordable for Texas plus more teams will be in on him.
Besides Texas is sitting on a load of cash more then us because of there new TV deal atm.
I think that everyone is getting nervous because nothing has happened. Now that you are hearing the Yankees are getting involved in Hamilton it scares us evn more. Here are my thoughts.
1. Offer Hamilton a 4/5 year deal around 22-23 million per and sign a Cody Ross for 5-8 mill or so if possible, not sure his asking price
2. If that fails: sign Swisher and try and sign Bourn, get them both.
3. Get one of the aforementioned names. At least one of them and try and make a solid trade.
Patience is hard to have, but I really think GMZ needs to make an impact or he may not be making the calls much longer.