View Full Version : What kind of contract would you give Josh Hamilton???

Ty Fast
11-15-2012, 05:10 PM
I would give him no more than 5 years and even thats a reach. What about you?

11-15-2012, 05:12 PM
none, we have no need for him in St. Louis lol.

Maybe 1 year - 7 million, to let him walk the next year and get the draft pick we would surrender this year for him.

I'm not really a fan of Hamilton's, and I don't trust his body to age well, and he has giant flaws in his game that can easily be exposed and he didn't show he could make the proper adjustments last year after May. Like chasing outside fastballs

11-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Lifetime supply of heroin and cocaine.

That could end up being more than any contract he could sign.

Mr. LA
11-15-2012, 05:31 PM
Dodgers don't need him but if we trade Dre somewhere for pitching ... I'd give Hamilton 4 years 80 million ...

11-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Move to the Dodgers forum.

11-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Lifetime supply of heroin and cocaine.

In his case, you might jsut want to give him the 100 million he wants. it would be cheaper ;)

11-15-2012, 06:04 PM
At most, a 3 year contract with a club option.

11-15-2012, 06:07 PM
Id give in 5yrs 125m

11-15-2012, 06:09 PM
He has to understand the past is gonna follow you... He can ask for the world I think he gets 5 years a 100million maybe brewers.

Rain City
11-15-2012, 06:09 PM
As a Ms fan, we need a MOTO bat and RF as bad as anyone.

id give him 5/yrs 130mil and not bat an eye.

assuming that doesnt get it done, id go as high as 6/150 mil, an incentivized option for a 7th yr, any more than this is too much for my blood.

Im a believer in hamilton. he was healthy last year, since his suspensions hamiltons slips in sobriety have not affected his performance/team (very minor and self caught).

When you can have a guy out of baseball for 3 years and comes back and plays at a HOF level the ceiling is still very high, its not like last year he had a drop off.

i dont see serious flaws in his game, definitely his psyche, hes fragile and needs to be cottled, he let things get to him mentally that affected his 2nd half, but when he is in a good place spiritually/emotionally he is a top 5 offensive performer in the game right now easily.

Ms can afford the risk, our young players need a presence like him. He may have no interest in coming to Seattle tho.

11-15-2012, 06:35 PM
if i was the rangers gm i would give him 3 year deal worth 78 with a team option for the 4th year

11-15-2012, 06:39 PM
3 years/60mil

Scully in 2012
11-15-2012, 06:58 PM
3 years x 60
4,5 option guaranteed after 130 games Per previous year

11-15-2012, 07:00 PM
4 years, 75 million.

Ty Fast
11-15-2012, 07:09 PM
Lifetime supply of heroin and cocaine.

u would go bankrupt

11-15-2012, 07:12 PM

11-15-2012, 07:18 PM
I'd go 3 years 69 mil. with a club option in year 4. High annual salary with shorter term. Both player and team should be happy.

11-17-2012, 03:55 PM
4/95 comfortably. As much as 5/115, but that would be a little harder to swallow.

There's people in the ms forum that would be fine with 7/170, and I think that's just nuts

11-17-2012, 04:02 PM
125/5 is probably the highest I would go. This is also under the assumption that other moves would be made to be competitive

11-17-2012, 07:47 PM

11-17-2012, 08:01 PM

Yah right.

11-17-2012, 08:17 PM
3yrs/60mil with 4yr year club option and incentives that could make it 4yrs/90mil.

11-17-2012, 08:17 PM
I would go 5 years with $75 mil being guaranteed and having huge incentives with a possibility of it being worth $120 mil in total....incentives would include averaging 120 games per year, random monthly drug/alcohol tests, no chewing tobacco, MVP votes, and the team has the option to void the contract after 4 years in they are not satisfied with it....that is how it needs to be with him because of all his issues.

11-17-2012, 08:25 PM
5 years 125 million from a playoff team. His first 3 years of production in a deal carrying a team to the WS should off-set paying a possible platoon level player for the last 2 years.

The Yankees are really the best fit. They have had a ton of success with Nick freaking Swisher starting in a corner outfield spot. They 3-peat with Hamilton's production replacing Tex and A-Rod's rapidly decreasing production.

Would love to see him on the Tigers too, watching them recreate Murderer's Row would be awesome.

11-17-2012, 08:53 PM
The Yanks want to cut payroll

11-17-2012, 11:13 PM
3yrs/60mil with 4yr year club option and incentives that could make it 4yrs/90mil.

I would love for the Reds to sign Josh Hamilton. he's still one of my favorite players. but I would offer him a contract like this, even though it's not in the Reds budget.

11-18-2012, 12:50 AM
4/100. With his age and injury history more than four years is a pretty big gamble. I think someone will give him 5 years minimum though.