For a team that’s hit only 22 home runs at home this season, adding a guy capable of jacking four dingers in a single game makes some serious sense.
The guy in question is of course Josh Hamilton, left fielder for the Texas Rangers and headed for free agency this winter. The team in need of a power slugger is the San Francisco Giants, who lost their All-Star Game MVP and are looking to rebuild a patchwork outfield this offseason.
If San Francisco signed Josh Hamilton, a move ESPN's Buster Olney suggests may not be merely wishful thinking, the dynamics of the club would immediately change in a number ways. Everything from pitching needs to merchandise revenue would need to be reconsidered with a megastar of Hamilton’s caliber aboard. Here are six ways inking Josh Hamilton would impact the 2013 San Francisco Giants.