The New York Yankees have come out of their December slumber and are finally in on a big name free agent, outfielder Josh Hamilton.
New York is only in the preliminary stages of a potential deal, but at least their name is being bandied about. The baseball winter meetings have come and gone without the Yankees making any noise. All you heard was how they wanted to stick to their budget of $189 million. That became harder when the team found out that Alex Rodriguez would be gone for the first half of the 2013 season.
Hamilton is a huge talent, but of course he comes with baggage. His struggles with drug abuse earlier in his career are well documented. On the field he had 43 home runs last season with 128 runs batted in for the Texas Rangers.
The Yankees need a right fielder and Josh Hamilton fits the bill. As long as he can handle the pressure of New York he could become a huge star in the Bronx. Hamilton may not have been the best choice for the Yankees in the past, but the team needs a breath of energy. Watching Hamilton crush home runs could be the answer.
Do you think Hamilton is a good fit for the Yankees? How long a contract should they offer him?