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Vegas Oddsmakers: SF Giants Will Be Josh Hamilton’s Next Team

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Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (CBS Sports) — Josh Hamilton, who for much of the season looked like the runaway AL MVP, is easily the most alluring talent in what’s a fairly “meh” 2012-13 free-agent class. As such, Hamilton’s future has drawn the odds-making eye of Vegas.

Indeed, the Giants (at 3-1 odds) would seem to be a fit. They’ll have the need, they’ll have the money and GM Brian Sabean loves his veterans.

On another level, it’ll be interesting to see how the market treats Hamilton. We know what he can do when he’s at his best, but his history of injuries and his off-the-field concerns figure to tamp down what would otherwise be a deal comfortably in the nine-figure range.

CLICK HERE for the odds on where Hamilton will sign this offseason.

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