Found January 17, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:
Cole Hamels wants to be paid. His agent, John Boggs, said that Jered Weaver and the paycut he took to stay with the Angels probably won't translate into this scenario. [Todd Zolecki's Zo Zone]
“It would be natural to look at that as a comparison,” he said. “Jered signed for his own personal reasons – and I applaud him for that – but it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to follow the same standard. Everybody is different. For Jered to sign there it doesn’t mean that’s the template we’re going to follow.”

Phillies, Cole Hamels Avoid Arbitration

According to CSN’s Jim Salisbury, left-hander Cole Hamels and the Phillies have avoided arbitration and have agreed on a one-year deal worth $15M. The deal will give the Phillies and Hamels some time to possibly work on a long-term deal before Hamels has the chance to hit the open market at the end of this season. According to CBS’ Jon Heyman, Hamels’ incentives are as followed...

Phillies avoid arbitration, sign Cole Hamels to one year deal

The Phillies have avoided arbitration with Cole Hamels, signing him to a one year, 15 million dollar contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS.  This is a significant raise for Hamels, who made 9.5 million last season.The next step for the Phillies will be to wrap up Hamels long-term, something that may be tricky given all of the other big contract already on the books.  Avoiding...

Cole Hamels, Phillies Agree to One-Year, $15 Million Deal, Avoid Arbitration

PHILADELPHIA -- Left-hander Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $15 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The 2008 World Series MVP went 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 games last year. Hamels was selected to his second career All-Star Game and finished fifth in National League Cy Young Award voting. The Phillies also avoided arbitration with infielder...

Hamels & Valdez Avoid Arbitration

Nobody wants to go through an arbitration hearing. Not the player, not the club. Coming to an agreement prior to that is ideal and the Phillies did just that with Cole Hamels and Wilson Valdez today.Hamels, in his final season of arbitration before hitting free agency, gets $15M. That's one of the highest salaries for a player that is still arbitration eligible. Many fans were...

Have Cole Hamels and the Phillies already come to an understanding about his plans for the future?

Up to this point, Cole Hamels and Philadelphia Phillies have written the type of story that every team dreams about when drafting and developing young arms. A young lefthander, Hamels was selected with the 17th pick of the 2002 draft. He came up as a highly-touted prospect in 2006, matured into an ace for the 2008 World Series title team and continued growing in 2010 and 2011 by...

Phils, Hamels agree to one-year, $15M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels got one big raise. He'll have to wait for another one.

Cole Hamels Signs With Phillies For $15 Million

The Phillies avoided arbitration and reached a deal with Cole Hamels. The deal is worth $15 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Hamels seeking 'elite' contract

CSN: The way Cole Hamels' agent is talking, it seems that the Phillies will have their work cut out for them in their quest to retain the lefty longterm.

New Year's Resolutions: Cliff Lee

Every day this month, we here at Philthy Stuff will be counting down the New Year's resolutions of each member on the Phillies, and what they can do to guide this team back to October. Next up, Cliff Lee. When the news broke in the late hours of December 15, 2010 that Cliff was coming back to Philadelphia, the buzz in the city was palpable. Even if you were far removed from...

Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Valdez

After signing Cole Hamels for $15 million and avoiding arbitration, Wilson Valdez and the Phillies have reached an agreement on a $930,000 deal. Per the Phillies: Valdez appeared in 99 games for the Phillies last season, batting .249 with 14 doubles, four triples, one home run and 30 RBI.  With runners in scoring position, the 33-year-old batted .370.  Defensively, Valdez made...

Turning Negatives into Positives in 2012

Ryan Howard had a tough go last season. (PHOTO AP)I’m disappointed.Not in the fact that the Phillies weren’t able to live up to the high expectations of winning a second championship in four years. And not in the fact that Ryan Howard had a down year. Not that Cliff Lee blew a golden opportunity to seal Game 2 of the NLDS or that Ruben Amaro overpaid for Jonathan Papelbon. Actually...
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