Friday, December 14, 2012

Reds First Opponent Signs Former Red, Makes Biggest Move of Off-Season



by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
Staff Writer 

The Cincinnati Reds first opponent of the 2013 season has completed the biggest signing of the 2012-2013 off-season.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim inked their rival's, the Texas Rangers, outfielder Josh Hamilton to a five year, $125 million contract.

Yes, that is $25 million a year.

Hamilton was traded by the Reds to the Rangers in 2008, they received Edison Volquez in the deal. Volquez went on to bomb out of Cincinnati, while Hamilton is now worth $25 million dollars a year.

Yes, that is $25 million a year.

This also means the Reds will be the first to face what Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is describing as one of the best trios to ever play.

Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Hamilton.

That is a very good combination. And a combination that the Reds will have to try to figure out to start their season off on the right foot.

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