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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Reaction to Josh Hamilton signing

By David Schoenfield

--Looks like Torii Hunter may have wanted to stay with the Angels:
I was told money was tight but I guess the Arte had money hidden under a Mattress. Business is business but don't lie.

— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) December 13, 2012

--Some teams may have been scared off by Josh Hamilton's injury history:
Josh Hamilton's medical records have been a concern for other teams. He'll be going through his physical with the Angels.

— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 13, 2012

--Joey Matschulat of Baseball Time in Arlington:
--Jonah Keri at Grantland:
--Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles:
Now, there's this exciting slugfest going on, the Dodgers and Angels bringing baseball's spending war 3,000 miles west, from the Interstate 95 corridor of Boston and New York to the I-5 corridor between L.A. and Anaheim. Everybody knows what it's about: TV money, ridiculous amounts. The Angels got theirs about a year ago, for $3 billion over 20 years from Fox. The Dodgers are in the process of hammering theirs out now and, according to some reports, they could land double what the Angels got. Moneyball was so 2002, so Bay Area.

This is MONEYBALL: old-timey Hollywood, marquees, movie stars and competing spotlights scraping the night sky.

--Jeff Sullivan, FanGraphs: Miguel Olivo. Cliff Lee.

--Joe Lemire,

--Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports:

--Hamilton moves from a great hitter's park to a good pitcher's park:
Josh Hamilton is batting .260 and slugging .440 at Angels Stadium in his career. He has a .315 BA and .592 slug pct at Rangers Ballpark.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 13, 2012

--Frank Thomas weighs in:
Josh Hamilton to the Angels!! The Rangers played Chicken and got Burned Bad!!

— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) December 13, 2012

--Jeff Passan, Yahoo: Los Angeles Angels
Texas Rangers

--And the final word:

Mike Trout (@Trouty20) December 13, 2012