The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sign Josh Hamilton for a 5-year $125 million contract. This comes in the Southern California rivalry as the Los Angeles Dodgers are rebuilding and signing Zack Greinke early this week.
Hamilton, 31, has batted .301 in his big league career and helped the Texas Rangers get to back to back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. Hamilton last season .285 with 43 home runs and 128 Â RBI’s in one of the most inconsistent season he has had in his career. Though this will work great for Hamilton who is not a fan of being the man in the spotlight which he was in Texas. He is now the third big name on the Angels lineup behind Albert Pujols and rookie of the year winner Mike Trout.
Southern California baseball is becoming the hot bed for baseball with both the Dodgers and Angels making huge in the off season to improve their clubs. Now to see if the pieces will all pay off as last season neither team was able to make the postseason. Though this has changed the landscape of baseball with a lot of power coming to the west coast and major strides to take a lot of sizzle away from the east coast. There is also talk now that the Angels may not be done with talks of a possible trade for R.A. Dickey from the Mets. The Angels and Dodgers are making major strides from only one year ago.