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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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Cole Hamels is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, and he's let Philly (and every other team) know just what type of deal he will be seeking.
Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.
There was a time when I had a different opinion of Cole Hamels. After his amazing postseason run in 2008, culminating with his World Series MVP and a championship, he seemed to display some diva-esque behaviors. Philly is not the town for that, and consequently, Cole Hamels got the cold shoulder for a...
While the Phillies have been looking for answers as they’ve struggled through the first five weeks of the season, Cole Hamels has been one of their most consistent pieces as they look to climb out of the cellar in the NL East.
Hamels was stellar on the mound in his return from a five-game suspension, extending his winning streak to five games with seven innings of one-run ball...
Cole Hamels has been a bring spot for the Phillies this season.Cole Hamels finished off the week with his fifth win in a row and leads the Phillies staff with those five wins. Hamels is the third guy in a rotation behindRoy Halladay and Cliff Lee, but its the lefty thats been confusing hitters all season.Hamels recent domination has people talking; and calling. Fox Sports’...
Why worry about next year when the Phillies are mired in last place at 16-19, six games behind Atlanta?
Because of the core.
You, know: The Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, core.
We all knew that age would crack the core of the Phillies, but now money is rearing its ugly head.
Cole Hamels is a gamer.
Anybody who knows anything about baseball knows that the pitcher...
The 5-game suspension Cole Hamels received for smacking Nationals rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch last week turned out to be sort of a joke. With the off day on Thursday, the Phillies were able to rearrange the rotation, pitching Roy Halladay yesterday and Hamels today. So as it turns out, Hamels did not even miss a start.
And the Phillies are sure glad he did not. Hamels was solid...
The Philadelphia Phillies' week began with a suspension coming off a series loss to a division rival. It continued with a sweep at the hands of another division foe, which led to manager Charlie Manuel calling for a closed-door team meeting. But if all is well that ends well, the Phillies are feeling a little better about themselves after taking their first series in nearly...
Cole Hamels was the final emerging member of the core four for the Philadelphia Phillies, which led to the 2008 championship. Do you know where and how this era appeared? Do you know why? Did Rube Amaro ruin the future of the club?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 5-1 triumph: 4
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The Phils’ offense knocked in enough runs to support a good start by Cole Hamels as they go on to defeat the Padres, 3-2.
The Phils took the lead in the first as Jimmy Rollins hits a lead-off home run, his first home run of the year, and the 38th lead-off home run of his career, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils increased their lead in the second as, with a man on second,...
Baseball's new villain Cole Hamels is looking for a seven-year contract extension that surpasses C.C. Sabathia's seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees in 2008 according to Andrew Kulp The700Level.com. Apparently he'll hold the world hostage if nobody gives that kind of money to him.
Back in March, I speculated that Hamels could ask for a C.J. Wilson's type...
PHILADELPHIA -- An extra day off didn't affect Cole Hamels. The two-time All-Star left-hander threw seven strong innings in his first start back from suspension, Jimmy Rollins ended a long homerless drought and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday. Hamels (5-1) allowed one run and five hits, striking out five. The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended...
Cole Hamels was stellar on the mound in his return from a five-game suspension, working seven innings of one-run ball Sunday to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2.
Hamels (5-1) was suspended by major league baseball after the Phillies left-hander intentionally threw a pitch that hit Washington rookie Bryce Harper a week ago.
It was Hamel's fifth victory...
On Mother's Day, the Phillies were able to defeat the San Diego Padres, 3-2. With the win on Sunday, the Phillies were able to take the weekend series.
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Cole Hamels went seven strong innings, registering the win. Cole had 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, and one earned run.
Jimmy Rollins hit his first lead-off home run of the year. J-Roll'...