Texas assistant general manager Thad Levine denied that there is a limit on a contract offer for slugger Josh Hamilton.
Thad Levine TX AGM denied they have a limit of 3 yrs for any offer for Josh Hamilton and said only the Rangers & Mike Moye his agent know— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 12, 2012
Previously, USA Today wrote that Hamilton might be limited to a three-year deal coming from the Rangers. Bowden said that the 31-year-old could find a taker for five years and around $115 million despite the potential risk in the form of slumps or off-the-field issues.
Fellow ESPN reporter Buster Olney also reports that the All-Star could command a good amount of cash from the Philadelphia Phillies, but the length of a wanted deal was also an issue there.
Last season, Hamilton hit 43 home runs and had 128 RBI while hitting .285 for the Rangers.