The will not negotiate with in the club’s exclusive window before Hamilton hits free agency, the club announced in a news conference on Tuesday. Since the 2010 season, teams have owned exclusive negotiating rights with departing free agents until five days after the end of the World Series.
from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman suggested the Rangers are willing to bring Hamilton back on a new contract but aren’t likely to break the bank for him:
Rangers people see little point in making an ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled out the sale of Paul Pogba.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane publicly flirted with Pogba earlier this year and, ahead of the European transfer deadline on Monday, said: “Until Monday everything can happen. One surprise, ffer they know he won’t accept now, say people familiar with their thinking. They’d be happy to sign him back, but apparently only at their price and contract length.
As such, the Rangers will allow Hamilton to test the market. Hamilton has said he will give the Rangers the chance to match any offer that he receives. However, these developments seem to indicate the Rangers will allow him to leave if another team deems him worthy of an elite (likely nine-figure) contract.
Hamilton was productive again this season, notching a 139 OPS+ in 148 games in earning his fifth straight All-Star Game appearance, but his final days of the 2012 season were unpleaseant. Helkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Leeds United for £2.5m.The Northern Ireland international has come in as a replacement for outgoing keeper Tom Heaton, who joined Premier League rivals Aston Villa on Thursday for £8m.The 22-year-old, who has sig dropped a crucial fly ball in the season finale against the Athletics that helped Oakland take the AL West title from Texas. And in last week’s wild-card game in Arlington against Baltimore, he went a brutal 0-for-4 to prompt boos from the home fans. Hamilton has also failed to play in 150 games in each of the last four seasons.
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