Robyn (Sweden): If you were the GM of the Rangers, would you even entertain a long term offer for...
Robyn (Sweden): If you were the GM of the Rangers, would you even entertain a long term offer for Josh Hamilton?
Colin Wyers: Entertain? Yes. It depends on the years and the money.
In general, my sense is that long term deals don't account for enough downside risk, and Hamilton's downside risk is greater than otherwise similar ballplayers. Absent the risk of a serious relapse, he seems far more brittle than the typical player. But if he's willing to sign a deal that takes into account those things, then yeah, I'd sign him. I don't know if he's willing to, though, nor do I know if another team is willing to offer him a deal better than that.