Found May 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Cole Hamels is widely considered to be the best pitcher hitting the free agent market this offseason. That is, of course, if he doesn't re-sign with the Phillies first. The Philadelphia starter 's agent is reportedly asking the team for a seven-year deal, according to NBC Philadelphia's Howard Eskin. Hamels, 28, is 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA to start the season, and would likely be looking for a similar contract to the one that C.J. Wilson signed this past offseason. Wilson, who is three years older than Hamels, signed a five-year $77.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
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