I hope you like MLB free agency rumors, because they’re here in force now that the season is over and they’re not going to go away until the spring melts the winter snows.
The top free agent on the market this year is slugging outfielder Josh Hamilton, and the word around the campfire is that he has his heart set on a monstrous contract. According to John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus, Hamilton is looking for a seven-year contract worth $175 million.
Elsewhere, Yankees president Randy Levine recently told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that righty reliever Rafael Soriano is also looking for a huge payday after opting out of his contract. He apparently wants something in the neighborhood of $60 million over four years.
The Yankees may choose to let Soriano go and commit their funds elsewhere, such as the hole they may have in right field if Nick Swisher signs elsewhere. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says that Torii Hunter is being looked at as a possibility.
So what will these rumors lead to? Will Hamilton and Soriano get the contracts they’re seeking? Is Hunter a good fit for the Yankees in right field?
To answer these questions, myself and B/R Pop Culture Lead Writer Gabe Zaldivar played a little game of Fact or Fiction. As always, our ramblings were caught on video.