Report: Josh Hamilton wants seven year, $175 million contract
Former American League MVP Josh Hamilton wants to continue getting paid like an MVP, according to a tweet from Baseball Prospectus' John Perrotto.
Hamilton, currently a free agent, has played the last five seasons with the Texas Rangers and has been named an All-Star in each of those seasons. Hamilton hit a career-high 43 home runs in 2012 to go along with a .285 batting average. Hamilton won the AL MVP award in 2010, but his production has dipped across the board in many categories other than home runs.