Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 5/16/13
Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies The Phillies loss to the Indians yesterday, was it just another loss? Or does it make you think last seasons new contract for Cole Hamels was a mistake? Prior to the Phillies signing Hamels to a new deal I had come out and said the unpopular, http://phillysportsworld.com/moving-cole-hamels-could-save-the-phillies-next-season that a long-term deal was not the answer for the Phillies. Not that I did not want to keep him but the idea of a commitment that long and expensive, I did not view as good for the team. Fast forward to this season, the Phillies are a .500 team and the cornerstone of the pitching staff is 1-6 with a 4.61 era. Hamels has not been good and the Phillies cannot afford for him to continue to be bad especially with Halladay on the DL. Sure it is early but if Hamels continues to struggle he would be expendable  in July. The only problem, last season was the time to let him go. With each start Hamels is not looking like a good investment.Similar Posts: Staff Ace Cliff Lee shuts down Mets Phillies odds and ends: Lineup change,Aumont and Manuel Let the season begin, Phillies opening day hope Phillies odds and ends: Winning on the road, Kendrick MVP? Phillies start road trip with win in ten innings
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