What's Buzzing:

Big League Stew

Report: Josh Hamilton ‘in agreement’ on five-year, $125 million deal with Angels

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

View photo

.

Once AL West rivals, Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols are now teammates. (Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Angels have shocked the hot stove market for a second straight year.

Josh Hamilton and the Angels are in agreement on a five-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The talks were first reported  by Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports and Joe McDonnell of Fox Sports West on Thursday afternoon. Brown reports the deal is worth a total of $125 million.

The contract marks another surprising catch for Angels owner Arte Moreno, who played his pursuit of Albert Pujols close to the vest last winter. The Halos had not been considered a potential spot for Hamilton, but the team may have been drawn in after seeing the market set around four or five years for the former AL MVP.

Whatever the case, landing Hamilton is a coup — albeit a budget-strapping one — for the Angels. Not only are they taking him away from the AL West rival Rangers, but they now have the most potent lineup and outfield in the big leagues. Mike Trout, Hamilton's new teammate, may have summed up the reaction best when he tweeted this:

Stay warm this winter ...
Follow @bigleaguestew@KevinKaduk and the BLS Facebook page!

Fantasy advice from the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Minute:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Cowboys' Dez Bryant to play through finger injury
DeMarcus Cousins suspended one game for hitting OJ Mayo in the groin
Big East's 'Catholic 7' angered by football focus contemplate disbanding league
Y! News: Mitt Romney claim named 'Lie of the Year'

View Comments (227)
  • Alabama's Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner

    Alabama coach Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner. Speaking at the Southeastern Conference annual meetings Tuesday, Saban said satellite camps are ''bad for college football'' and added ''there needs to be somebody that looks out for … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Sweden include wounded Ekdal in Euro 2016 squad

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden have included Hamburg midfielder Albin Ekdal in their 23-man squad for Euro 2016, despite the fact the 26-year-old is still recovering from a deep wound in his back. Ekdal fell over a table in a … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 10 seconds ago
  • Dodgers designate struggling Alex Guerrero for assignment

    Dodgers designate struggling Alex Guerrero for assignment

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated Alex Guerrero for assignment, essentially giving up on a player signed to a $28 million, four-year contract in October 2013. Los Angeles has 10 days to trade Guerrero or place him on unconditional release … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Albania squad for European Championship

    Albania squad for European Championship

    LONDON (Reuters) - Albania coach Giovanni De Biasi has announced the following squad for the Euro 2016 finals in France: Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani), Orges Shehi (Skenderbeu) Defenders: Lorik Cana (Nantes), Arlind … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays acquire former closer Grilli from Braves

    Blue Jays acquire former closer Grilli from Braves

    The Toronto Blue Jays acquired former closer Jason Grilli from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for a pitching prospect. A 39-year-old right-hander, Grilli is 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA and two saves in his comeback from a career-threatening injury. … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago