Josh Willingham may not be willing to re-sign with the Oakland A's, according to his agent Matt Sosnick.
Sosnick spoke with the Contra Costa Times and said that Willingham is looking for a three-year deal but the A's are not in a position to be the team that lands him.
At 32, Willingham was the A's best power hitter with 29 homers and 98 RBIs. His 98 RBIs were the most by an Athletic since 2006, when Frank Thomas drove in 114 runs.
Willingham's impending free agency would be his first time on the open market and he would be a top get for a lot of teams looking for an outfielder. Manager Billy Beane is aware of the likelihood that he will lose such a huge part of an already lackluster offense.
Willingham is one of five free agents on the A's and management has until Thursday to sign them before they are able to test the open market.
Willingham's family is in Florence, Ala. so a move east is highly likely.