Sunday, November 18, 2012

How 'Bout Josh Hamilton On A 1-Year Deal?

(Dude would have the Stadium crowd eating out of his hand.  Courtesy of the AP)

Admittedly this is me thinking out loud on a painfully slow news Sunday in Yankeeland.  Let's just get that out of the way upfront.  But the more I've put the pieces together in my head, the more it kinda, sorta makes a little bit of sense to me.  The Yankees have an open spot in their outfield, they could use a boost to the declining middle of their batting order, and a lot of the guys that make sense are either already signed or would never entertain the idea of a 1-year deal that is all the Yanks are likely to offer.  But they still do have the most money to spend, and could offer more on a 1-year deal than any other club out there.  So what if, and believe me, this is hy-po-thetical.  But what if the Yankees were to make a monster 1-year offer to Josh Hamilton?  How much would it take for Hamilton to seriously consider the offer and consider signing?