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powrwrap
07-25-2012, 10:04 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7509) and the Philadelphia Phillies (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi) have agreed to a $144 million, six-year contract that prevents the 2008 World Series MVP from becoming a free agent after the season.
The deal includes a club vesting option for 2019 and a limited no-trade provision, the team announced Wednesday in a statement.
A news conference is scheduled for noon before the game against Milwaukee.

DPJ
07-25-2012, 10:22 AM
Jesus Christ...I like Hamels but god damn.

I wonder how much this would have cost Philly if they would have appoarched Hamels a year or two ago instead of waiting til the last minute?

biggentleben
07-25-2012, 10:35 AM
This reeks of Barry Zito. Pay monster money to a guy at his absolute peak with stuff that could become very hittable with just a minor downtick in velocity.

powrwrap
07-25-2012, 11:21 AM
Jesus Christ...I like Hamels but god damn.



F*ck!n' Mohammed! Do you have to curse?

drjim
07-25-2012, 07:58 PM
This reeks of Barry Zito. Pay monster money to a guy at his absolute peak with stuff that could become very hittable with just a minor downtick in velocity.

I don't see it. Hamels should age as well as any pitcher can.

Badsmerf
07-25-2012, 09:19 PM
Wow. That is an albatross. I really like Hamels, but not for that kind of money + years.