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    Hamilton's Contract Status

    Does anyone know the particulars on Josh Hamilton's contract?

    If you're the Reds, at what point would you try to lock him up, long term, with a condition laced deal?

    Before anyone says I'm getting way ahead of myself and so on, I know that. I'm just wondering. It's not everyday you get an overall first round pick for next to nothing.
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    Re: Hamilon's Contract Status

    Typo....his name is HamilTon.
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    Re: Hamilon's Contract Status

    The Reds control his status for the next six years. Let's at least let him play a couple before talking LTC.

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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    I don't believe he's even eligible for arbitration until after 2009. Free agency, I believe, wouldn't be an option until after 2012.

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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    I don't believe he's even eligible for arbitration until after 2009. Free agency, I believe, wouldn't be an option until after 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    The Reds control his status for the next six years.
    Thanks for the update, guys.
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    In other words, the Reds have him locked up through his early prime!
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy09 View Post
    In other words, the Reds have him locked up through his early prime!
    That was my "prime" concern.
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    That was my "prime" concern.
    It's probably a given that the number on his contract is NOT a prime number and has multiple factors.
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    I was also thinking about Hamilton's contract status recently. I knew the Reds had him locked up for a while, but that is good news he can't be a free agent until after 2012. I thought it would be more like after 2010. Very good news there.

    Speaking of getting way ahead of ourselves and knowing it, how 'bout this doozy: I am ready to proclaim that Josh Hamilton is better than our old friend Austin Kearns, and it's not really close IMO. My boss and I were talking and he thinks it's a matter of time before Hamilton falls off the wagon, but I disagree. I think his head is in the right place and he is here to stay. And by stay I don't just mean on the roster. I am talking in the lineup every day, finishing the season with 25-30 HRs, playing some good OF.

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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    I don't believe he's even eligible for arbitration until after 2009. Free agency, I believe, wouldn't be an option until after 2012.

    Isn't that a shame if he keeps making believers of us and we can pair him with Bruce and Stubbs
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    It's probably a given that the number on his contract is NOT a prime number and has multiple factors.
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    He isn't allowed any "walkin around money" anyways!
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    It's probably a given that the number on his contract is NOT a prime number and has multiple factors.
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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Isn't that a shame if he keeps making believers of us and we can pair him with Bruce and Stubbs

    The future looks bright, but at one point we were just as giddy about the future outfield combinatin of Griffey, Dunn, & Kearns. So let's keep things in perspective. If Bruce or Stubbs turns into a stud i will be happy.

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    Re: Hamilton's Contract Status

    Maybe I am incredibly gullible but I have the feeling that Hamilton will give the Reds every chance to resign him at a fair price instead of running to another team for more money when his contract is up. After what Josh has been thru I wouldnt be suprised to see him be loyal to the team that took a chance on him when many in the league wanted nothing to do with him.

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