Danny Knobler Of CBS Thinks Orioles Will Sign Josh Hamilton
What if Josh Hamilton hit four home runs in one game Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles rather than against them.
You know what? I won’t be greedy. I’ll take three.
CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler made the bold prediction that the O’s would sign Hamilton, arguably the biggest free agent on the market, this offseason.
Knobler: “Orioles. They need to capitalize on a breakthrough year. With the fans back involved and attendance up, they should be willing to spend. Most of the usual big spenders (Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, Tigers) don’t seem interested. Plus, Camden Yards may bring back good memories — because that’s where Hamilton hit four home runs in a game last May.”
Hamilton won’t come cheap. Reports indicate that he’s looking for a six year, $175 million deal. If I were Dan Duquette — or any GM for that matter — I don’t think going above four is smart.