What's trending:

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'

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (227)
  • Golf-McIlroy wins Tour Championship, $10 million bonus

    * McIlroy sinks 15-footer to win playoff * Victory denies Dustin Johnson big payday (Adds details, quotes) Sept 25 (Reuters) - Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy capped a stunning comeback with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole to win the … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 21 seconds ago
  • The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

    The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

    The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police. There have been protests every day since 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death by Charlotte police on Tuesday. A … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games

    Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Sunday: Dodgers 4, Rockies 3 (10 inings) Charlie Culberson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the National League West championship with a 4-3 win over … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • McIlroy the big winner at East Lake

    McIlroy the big winner at East Lake

    Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday. Three shots behind with three holes to play at the Tour Championship, McIlroy holed a pitching wedge from 137 yards for eagle … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • Dodgers clinch NL West title in Scully's final home game

    Dodgers clinch NL West title in Scully's final home game

    The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fourth straight NL West title, winning the crown in Vin Scully's final home game when Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday. The Dodgers charged out … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 minutes ago