The San Francisco Giants are going to get Josh Hamilton! Seven years? Do it! One-hundred and seventy-five million? If that's what he wants, that's what he'll get from us! Why not?
No, that isn't going to happen. The Giants aren't going to sign the top free agent in this year's class to a seven-year deal they'd most likely regret. They've learned from Barry Zito, although Josh Hamilton is not Zito (Zito has two rings).
The chances that the Giants actually sign Hamilton are rather small, but hey, there is a chance.
In a survey of 22 general managers, assistant GMs, advisers, scouting directors and talent evaluators in the field by ESPN, there was one who believed the Giants would be dark-horse contenders for the great talent that is Josh Hamilton.
So naturally we, as amateur general managers, have to extrapolate that minuscule speck of speculation and turn it into an article.
While it may be unlikely, there are several reasons why the Giants would pursue the slugger, and why Hamilton himself would sign with San Francisco.