Josh Hamilton and the Milwaukee Brewers have been linked together since the beginning of free agency (via CBS Sports). Rumors have been swirling that the Brewers are a major player in the pursuit of Hamilton and it would come as no surprise if they landed him, despite Milwaukee denying interest in the slugger.
Because Hamilton's asking price is through the roof at $175 million over seven years, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has denied pursuit, stating Milwaukee does not have the money to sign a player like Hamilton.
Signing Hamilton would be a monumental mistake. Hamilton is worth the money, but he simply has too much baggage and the risk greatly outweighs the reward. Let another team take the Hamilton leap of faith. Milwaukee should spend their dollars elsewhere.
Hamilton is one of the top 10 best players in Major League Baseball, but his troublesome past will scare teams away, and hopefully the Brewers are already hiding.
Here are four reasons why the Milwaukee Brewers should stay clear of Josh Hamilton.