The Milwaukee Brewers are seriously considering a run at superstar free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, according to people familiar with their thinking.

The Brewers believe Milwaukee is a viable market for Hamilton, and it doesn't hurt that their hitting coach is Johnny Narron, who is very close to Hamilton from their days together in Cincinnati and Texas. Narron was Hamilton's original "life coach'' with the Reds and Rangers. In Texas he generally thrived and is credited for having only two relapses.

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio declined comment on a possible try for Hamilton.

Hamilton's market is going to be interesting, as he's a supremely talented player with some obvious issues. He has made a nice recovery after early drug troubles derailed his career, but this season he was hindered by a variety of minor ailments, including an eye issues and other things. Hamilton still hit 43 home runs and had 128 RBI to go with a .285 batting average.