Josh Hamilton To The Angels To The Tune Of Five Years, $125 Million
Posted 12/13/2012 3:03:00 PM

The Angels have done it again.

Last year they signed Albert Pujols to a ten-year deal at the Winter Meetings. Today they signed Josh Hamilton to a five year, $125 million contract.

Not too shabby.

Hamilton, the first free agent since Alex Rodriguez to come off of a 40 homerun, 120 RBI season, joins a star-studded lineup featuring the aforementioned Pujols, reigning rookie of the year Mike Trout, Howie Kendrick and Kendrys Morales among others.

Hamilton is a career .304 hitter with 161 homeruns and 553 RBIs. He is coming off a season in which he hit 43 homeruns, drove in 128, scored 103 runs with a .285/.354/.577/.930 slashline. 

Oh, and according to MLBTradeRumors.com, the Angels are trying to acquire NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. Meanwhile, the Phillies are offering two-year, $14 million contracts to 39-year-old outfielders on the downside of their career. Makes total sense.

The onus is now on the Phillies to acquire a player like Nick Swisher or Cody Ross but after news broke today that they were attempting to court Ichiro, who really knows where the front office's priorities lie?

YearAgeTmLgGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBSFIBBAwards
2003   Did not play in major leagues (Restricted List)
2004   Did not play in major leagues (Restricted List)
2005   Did not play in major leagues (Restricted List)
2007 26 CIN NL 90 337 298 52 87 17 2 19 47 3 3 33 65 .292 .368 .554 .922 131 165 2 4  
2008 27 TEX AL 156 704 624 98 190 35 5 32 130 9 1 64 126 .304 .371 .530 .901 135 331 9 9 AS,MVP-7,SS
2009 28 TEX AL 89 365 336 43 90 19 2 10 54 8 3 24 79 .268 .315 .426 .741 90 143 4 2 AS
2010 29 TEX AL 133 571 518 95 186 40 3 32 100 8 1 43 95 .359 .411 .633 1.044 170 328 4 5 AS,MVP-1,SS
2011 30 TEX AL 121 538 487 80 145 31 5 25 94 8 1 39 93 .298 .346 .536 .882 130 261 10 13 AS,MVP-22
2012 31 TEX AL 148 636 562 103 160 31 2 43 128 7 4 60 162 .285 .354 .577 .930 139 324 9 13 AS,MVP-5,SS
6 Yrs 737 3151 2825 471 858 173 19 161 553 43 13 263 620 .304 .363 .549 .913 135 1552 38 46  
162 Game Avg. 162 693 621 104 189 38 4 35 122 9 3 58 136 .304 .363 .549 .913 135 341 8 10  
                                             
TEX (5 yrs) 647 2814 2527 419 771 156 17 142 506 40 10 230 555 .305 .363 .549 .912 136 1387 36 42  
CIN (1 yr) 90 337 298 52 87 17 2 19 47 3 3 33 65 .292 .368 .554 .922 131 165 2 4  
                                             
AL (5 yrs) 647 2814 2527 419 771 156 17 142 506 40 10 230 555 .305 .363 .549 .912 136 1387 36 42  
NL (1 yr) 90 337 298 52 87 17 2 19 47 3 3 33 65 .292 .368 .554 .922 131 165 2 4  
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/13/2012.
Posted By: John Lamb  

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