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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 posting a stellar seasons that would have received a lot more accolades if it weren't for the two fellow All-Stars pitching in front of him.
If it were any other pitcher on any other big market team, the chances are good that Hamels would already be set for the next five or six years with a Jered Weaver-type contract nearing $90 million or more. But as Hamels and the Phillies prepare to enter the 2012 season, he'll be pitching on a one-year, $15 million contract that they just hammered out to avoid his final year of arbitration. He'll become a free agent after this year and a big coming-out party...
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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...
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...
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...
The Phillies and Cole Hamels have had a long relationship and they avoided arbitration and extended that relationship for one more season with the signing of a one-year deal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels got one big raise. He'll have to wait for another one.
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...
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.