Could Milwaukee Be a Landing Spot For Hamilton?

by kelly on October 16, 2012

Should Josh Hamilton become a free agent – and all indications are he has once foot out the door in Texas already – he’s going to be one of most talked about free agents out there this winter. One club that could provide Hamilton with an appealing offer is the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Buster Olney of EPSN.com.

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has not shied away from making big, bold moves in recent years, and signing Hamilton would certainly be both big and bold. The 31-year-old slugger could hit in the lineup between Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez, creating a feared 3-4-5 that was missing after the departure of Prince Fielder. Signing Hamilton could also make center fielder Carlos Gomez possible trade bait for a starting pitcher, and Gomez is coming off an excellent season at the plate as well as defensively.

However, the irony of Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic, playing for a team called the Brewers is not lost on many baseball fans on Twitter responding to the rumors today. If the team and Hamilton agree that he is a good fit from a baseball standpoint, though, it probably won’t matter to the guys on the field.

 

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