Count Torii Hunter among those stunned by the Angels signing Josh Hamilton to a reported five-year, $125 million contract.

Hunter, the new Tigers outfielder who spent the past five seasons in Anaheim, lashed out Thursday afternoon on Twitter, calling out his old team for apparently telling him there was no financial flexibility to bring him back.

"I was told money was tight but I guess the Arte (Moreno, Angels owner) had money hidden under a Mattress," Hunter posted on Twitter around 3:30 p.m. "Business is business but don't lie."

Hunter later posted on Twitter, "Just keeping it real!!" and, "I'm not upset just have fun with it." Tigers fans, meanwhile, took to his defense.

Hunter, 37, wasn't offered a contract by the Angels this offseason, after posting one of the best seasons of his career (.313, 16 homers, 92 RBIs).

So he quickly signed with the Tigers for two years and $26 million.

To be fair, Hunter most certainly is entering the twilight of his career, while Hamilton is a perennial MVP candidate squarely in his prime and is one of the most feared hitters in the game today. He reportedly also had interest from the Rangers and Mariners.

The move by the Angels — who made huge splashes last offseason, too, signing Albert Pujols and starter C.J. Wilson — gives them a surplus of outfielders again, with Hamilton, Mike Trout, Vernon Wells, Mark Trumbo and Peter Bourjos in the fold.

Trumbo, with 32 home runs and 95 RBIs in 2012, could be a candidate to be traded. The Angels still have big holes in their starting rotation.

The Tigers and Angels, with two of the most potent offenses in the game, meet for the first time in 2013 from April 19-21 in Anaheim. The Angels visit Detroit from June 25-27.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121213/SPORTS0104/212130483#ixzz2F2LZzhrH