Rainout yesterday means two games today. Another Baltimore doubleheader. Seems like we get those a lot.
Jeff Wilson writes that, in the aftermath of Josh Hamilton's four home run game, the popular response was to talk about Hamilton's contract situation, although Jon Daniels says there is nothing new to report on that front.
Remember how Randy Galloway was, surprisingly, being the voice of reason this spring, saying that you can't give huge dollars over a long term to Hamilton? Well, never mind...
Sorry. If you want Hamilton to stay here, the minimum bid starts at six years, $160 million, guaranteed. That's minimum.
I'd do that. I'd do more if it takes more.
That's $26.667 million per year, which is, I believe, completely unreasonable. Of course, Galloway says, the Rangers could have had a bargain at the end of spring training:
Just a guess, and it's only a guess, but at the end of Arizona spring training, a mere six weeks ago, Josh probably could have been signed for his terms of six years, $150 million, all guaranteed.
No way does that make sense, and I think there's no way the Rangers do that.
Kevin Sherrington says that Hamilton has a good case for a $180-200 million deal. Again, I don't see Texas doing that.
Ben Rogers has a column at ESPN Dallas about the Hamilton contract situation.
The S-T's notes talk about Hamilton, Neftali Feliz, and the Rangers playing on the tarp.