Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A cautionary tale from baseball free agency (The Josh Hamilton edition)

His face should be on a 'Wanted' poster.

On Thursday, 370 days after signing Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $240 million contract, the Angels stunned the baseball landscape by landing free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton with a five-year, $125 million deal, sources told

His post-bonanza stats:

Rangers Give Hamilton a Chance.  (The New York Times, 1/18/2017)
Hamilton, 35, who has struggled with drug addiction, alcoholism and injuries, had his best years in Texas.

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