Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/21/12
We were all good and happy last night at reports that the Phillies were offering free agent-to-be Cole Hamels between $142 and $144 million over six years.  But this morning on 97.5 the Fanatic, Assistant Program Director and weekend host Joe DeCamara had an interesting take: the face that we are learning of this offer is proof that Cole Hamels will not sign. DeCamara makes a great point: there are two sides involved in this deal and the information had to leak out from one of them.  Now, which side would stand to benefit from letting the public know about negotiations and what the numbers are?  The Phillies would stand to benefit from a public relations perspective should the public know these negotations. Look at it this way: the Phillies state that they want to re-sign Cole Hamels.  The Phillies are offering money that would make him the highest-paid Phillies player in history and are offering more than Matt Cain's recent deal.  They want fans to know they tried.  So, when th...
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