Nightengale on Sox: 'I think they will look into Josh Hamilton'
Sun, 2 Dec 2012|
USA Today baseball writer Bob Nightengale reacts to the latest Jon Lester rumors and discusses the possibility of Josh Hamilton coming to Boston.
One winter meetings had down in Nashville Tennessee Bob nightingale national baseball writer USA today. Been a quiet off season so far for the Red Sox bobbled earlier in the week report that maybe there's been possibly dealing Jon Lester might and early in -- reports put. Do you see them benefit a team that needs pitching whatever shopping dialect Lester. Well I don't see an ambulance to get overblown by a overwhelming offer somewhere else I don't see him -- Lester. And they don't. Threats like some money into us then they got they got some players I think throughout card in this whole winter meetings they can now. Get to a lot of tricks -- you including a grab a guy like Josh Hamilton to yours right. But exactly I've been saying over and turned and walked on the Nashville he's got more money than anybody in baseball to spend and he's got some. Pretty good highly regarded prospects in the minor league system that basically get anybody they want that you expect to make a big splash out this week. You what I think it'll make a move on at least look into Josh Hamilton I don't do getting Greinke on the Greinke could handle Boston. But a guy like Hamilton could M reports than Hamilton's come into winter meetings there's going to be with a couple teams. So I can see where -- can meet with a a venture into some other teams. Just to show his personality. His -- they wanna go you know a four year contract with him let's look Larry Lucchino says there you go long -- with anybody. It should be a thing with Josh ever have before 23 years I take him in a minute but. -- real -- market to collapse again down that's going to be a lot later in the offseason -- don't think in the that the Prince Fielder signs his big deal the end of January. Well we can pick up they're willing to jump into a Josh Hamilton super 567 years right now. I don't see a six or seven years possibly five I think Moret a four year -- an option or or a vesting option. I still think you wanna take a chance on the you know his whole immune system. Can fall apart. He's still a very good player when he is healthy when he's right he's as good of players hitters in the game. But just Lotta -- questions about him.