Bowden: Josh Hamilton's best fit is Texas
I won’t be surprised if Hamilton’s best offer comes from a surprise team like the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles or Milwaukee Brewers. But I think the best fit for Hamilton remains the Rangers. They are the most familiar with Hamilton and all the issues that come with him. They have a strong support team in place for him and are willing to give him a competitive average annual value.
Bowden goes on to say that three years won't get it done, but that he'd be "shocked" if the Rangers don't go to a fourth or a fifth year. I'll be shocked if they go five years and, frankly, surprised if they give him four years guaranteed. I think it's even stretch that they'd do it as a vesting option, but we'll see. I could see three years guaranteed and a vesting option for a fourth year. But that's just a guess on my part. Those are the kinds of things that become fluid during negotiations.
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