Orioles Targeting Josh Hamilton & Cody Ross

The Orioles were a surprise contender this year and now it appears they might be a surprise big spender in the offseason. Baltimore is targeting Josh Hamilton and Cody Ross for their left field job, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Hamilton, 31, would add major left-handed thump to a lineup that already features Nick Markakis and Chris Davis. He also wouldn't have to play center field thanks to Adam Jones. Ross, 31, would complement Jones as a right-handed power hitter and would come considerably cheaper. He's reportedly seeking three years and $25MM while Hamilton figures to demand nine figures.


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78 Comments on "Orioles Targeting Josh Hamilton & Cody Ross"


Baseball Lifer
2 years 9 months ago

Baltimore – Interesting spot for Hamilton

Marcatmeowmeow
2 years 9 months ago

YOLOrioles

dc21892
2 years 9 months ago

Never again

2 years 9 months ago

I feel sorry for anyone that gives Cody Ross a 3 year deal

You Know Who
2 years 9 months ago

Well start feeling bad for the phillies cuz he’s bound to get a 3-4 year deal from us…

MadmanTX
2 years 9 months ago

Baltimore is one of those teams without a huge deal free agent signing, so let them commit 7-8 years at $25mil per to Hamilton. That’ll hamstring them for a while in the free agent market.

vtadave
2 years 9 months ago

So you know what their budget is going to be in future years? Please do share. For me, I see a team that has plenty of money to spend.

Natsfan89
2 years 9 months ago

Their budget may increase since Angelos now knows he has to field a competitive team or risk losing fans to the Nationals but Baltimore is still a small market and they’re probably going to lose a chunk of tv revenue to the Nats once the MASN arbitration case is finally settled.

Casor_Greener
2 years 9 months ago

7 -8 years would be foolish, but 4 would be a good move

Casor_Greener
2 years 9 months ago

WOW the moderation around here pretty bad…

7-8 years would not be a good deal, but 4 would be nice

rockfordone
2 years 9 months ago

Forget Ross – get Hamilton

Ben_Cherington
2 years 9 months ago

If you sign one, then sign the other as well. One is oft injured and the other a platoon player…works out perfect!

Baseball Lifer
2 years 9 months ago

Made me laugh…. +1

rockfordone
2 years 9 months ago

Wieters and Roberts for Gavin Floyd, Flowers, and Thornton. sign Hamilton

2 years 9 months ago

I’ve seen worse ideas, but this is definitely in the top-5.

Baseball Lifer
2 years 9 months ago

Horrible thought process….

2 years 9 months ago

Atrocious

Casor_Greener
2 years 9 months ago

Please tell me I am missing the sarcasm

Shane_McMahon
2 years 9 months ago

Thank God ur not running this team….

Rabbitov
2 years 9 months ago

What else you got?

alan104
2 years 9 months ago

Hamilton to the O’s, sounds too good to be true. The Ross signing is more believable.

Sam Mullins
2 years 9 months ago

Hamilton in black and orange would generate a lot of momentum for the O’s. If their starters progress and the offense stays hot, I could see them taking the division.

msg333
2 years 9 months ago

How does Hamilton playing for the Giants help you guys exactly?

Sam Mullins
2 years 9 months ago

:)
I would hate seeing that, as a Phillies fan.

2 years 9 months ago

I would love for the Orioles to sign Hamilton. I’ve seen 2 Red Sox championships, so now I’d like to see the O’s win.

2 years 9 months ago

Why would they be interested in Hamilton and not in Grienke? With Reimold possibly coming back left field is a far lesser need than pitching.

Jim Low
2 years 9 months ago

Grienke has bad numbers in Camden Yard

$1529282
2 years 9 months ago

Yes, the Orioles have no interest in Greinke based on his three starts in Camden Yards. #Logic

2 years 9 months ago

Come on….really?

2 years 9 months ago

Joe Saunders had awful numbers at The Ballpark at Arlington…until the playoffs

atomikpill
2 years 9 months ago

Reimold is not an outfielder. DH type who is injured more than he plays.

2 years 9 months ago

The Orioles do not believe in long term contracts for pitchers. Unless Grienke lowers his demands from 6 years he is not coming to Baltimore.

Andrew Ochs
2 years 9 months ago

I don’t believe any of this.

Austin
2 years 9 months ago

Sounds like the orioles being “intrigued”, just like the braves and the other 28 teams

jacks100
2 years 9 months ago

And I’m targeting an alien.

AmericanMovieFan
2 years 9 months ago

Ross might get his money if the Orioles somehow believe he could generate fan interest AND they knew they were bringing in Josh Hamilton. Plus, down the line Ross would look very tradable when inevitably compared to the tandem signing of Hamilton’s nine-figure deal.

Defiancy
2 years 9 months ago

Coven? No man, that’s like oven!

55saveslives
2 years 9 months ago

Hamilton isn’t a big game player. He disappears in the playoffs.

2 years 9 months ago

Small sample size

gw9999
2 years 9 months ago

A little too broad of a generalization. In 2010 he was the ALCS MVP despite getting numerous IBB. In 2011 he hit what would have been the WS winning home run if the bullpen or Cruz closed out game 6 in the 10th. Not to mention he was injured the entire 2011 post season. Obviously the Wild Card game in 2012 couldn’t have gone worse for him.

Marcatmeowmeow
2 years 9 months ago

He gave his team a two run lead with a homerun in the top of the 10th in a game that would have won the first world series in history for The Rangers. Huh.

uwbadgers442
2 years 9 months ago

Makes more sense then Milwaukee, simply because Baltimore can eventually put him at DH if his defense falters later in the contract. I still don’t see the O’s dropping that kind of cash though.

2 years 9 months ago

yeah that’s not going to happen

worldwideed
2 years 9 months ago

Who is going to play the 50 games that Josh Hamilton can’t play in?

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

Cody Ross of course

not_brooks
2 years 9 months ago

If he puts up a .285/.350/.550 line and hits 30 home runs and 30 doubles when he’s healthy, who cares?

bonesfan04
2 years 9 months ago

if cody ross signs in the al east it’ll be with boston not baltimore bc he’s better in Fenway and probably would’nt be half as good in camden yards and as for hamilton how would baltimore deal with his drug and alcohol problems?

atomikpill
2 years 9 months ago

do the red sox have a special drug and alcohol program that baltimore does not have?

Tko11
Tko11
2 years 9 months ago

It’s called the “Green Monster”