Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Moves and Notes

* Josh Hamilton's games played, 2007-2011*: 90, 156, 89, 133, 105*
* Leonys Martin is on the verge of signing a monster deal today after passing his physical. The current scuttlebutt is that he will indeed receive a 15m bonus (or contract). I'm thinking maybe 5/15, but probably not a 15m signing bonus (I hope, maybe 7-8m...). Given that he has not played competitively for 7 months, I would think the "Martin to the Majors" talk is premature, and he could very well start in extended for a month or so to give him some time. I would imagine he would start in HighA. I'm really interesting to see what the pundits have to say about the kid after talking to their scouting sources in addition to what the TX FO will say about him. It is reasonable, if not totally exciting, to think that this kind of money means Texas thinks they have a guy at least as good as Borbon and likely better. We can hope for a true lead-off hitter in the kid who might compete for the CF job in 2012.


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