According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers plan to embark on long-term contract discussions with Josh Hamilton's agents later this spring.
Tim suggested last week that Dustin Pedroia's six-year, $40.5MM extension could be a model for the Rangers and Hamilton's representatives, as both players have two years of MLB service time. Hamilton, 27, went nuts last season, finishing with a line of .304/.371/.530. He also blasted 32 home runs and racked up 130 RBI.