Season Stats: .298/.346/.536, 25 HR, 94 RBI, 121 games played
We could see a contract to rival those of Pujols and Fielder when Josh Hamilton becomes eligible for free agency next offseason.
We could also see a similarity develop between Pujols and Hamilton in terms of their contract situations.
The Texas slugger has said that he will discuss an extension right up to spring training, and this could create difficulties for the Rangers, as they envision a much more conservative deal than Hamilton's camp is said to believe in.
I could see this playing out just like the Pujols situation, with Josh leaving Texas to go to the highest bidder.
Despite the injuries and addiction problems, Hamilton has been a premier player his whole career, and his stat line each season only adds weight to that.
There is no doubt that he will be a $100-million man with his next contract, but a full, healthy year played with comparable stats to last year could push his price closer to $200 million.