Lone Star Ball: The Dodgers And Josh Hamilton

Seeing as you're in this stream, you're aware that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been sold by a bad owner to a group of potentially very good owners. The group is made up of rich men nobody cares about and Magic Johnson, and if I could express the public response in one sentence, it would read "MAGIC @$&^ING JOHNSON HOT DIGGITY *%#@ !!($"

People are excited about Magic Johnson taking over the Dodgers. Magic Johnson isn't really taking over the Dodgers, but he's partnered with good people who seem committed to putting money in the team and re-establishing the franchise as one of the best in baseball. Many of the problems are going away. The payroll is going up.

And it's going to go up so quickly that I've already seen a lot of talk linking the Dodgers to potential free-agents-to-be Cole Hamels and Matt Cain. And Josh Hamilton. Adam Morris:

Josh Hamilton is the biggest name free agent this offseason, and is arguably the best player on the free agent market, depending on how you think he compares to Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, and Zack Greinke.

The Dodgers' outfield currently consists of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and a black hole. Ethier is a free agent after the season. Hamilton is one of the most marketable and popular players in the game right now. And the Dodgers will have money to spend.

It's really easy to see. Of course, Hamels going to the Dodgers is really easy to see, too, but then, why choose one when you can afford both? The Dodgers were sold for the highest franchise price in sports history. What we've learned from this is that Magic Johnson earned his nickname for a reason, seeing as he can create a pile of money from nothing whenever and wherever he wants.

Next offseason, the Dodgers are going to be big players. They'll want big talent and big names. Names don't get a lot bigger than Josh Hamilton. Unless we're talking William VanLandingham.

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