Cole Hamels Links: Thursday

Cole Hamels allowed four hits and recorded two strikeouts over 3 2/3 shutout innings today in a Spring Training start today against the Pirates.  Here's the latest on the possible 2013 free agent, as rumors continue to swirl about his long-term future with the Phillies…

  • John Boggs, Hamels' agent, has left Florida after having "several conversations" with Phillies management about an extension for the southpaw, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.  "At this point, we're not going to discuss the negotiations," Boggs said.  "But I'm trying to remain positive. And that's all I'd like to say."  Phils GM Ruben Amaro Jr. also didn't comment on negotiations, as per club policy.
  • Jimmy Rollins tells's Jim Salisbury that he thinks the Phillies will spend whatever it takes to ensure that Hamels remains in Philadelphia. “He’s not going anywhere. He was drafted by this organization, raised by this organization and became a superstar in this organization," Rollins said.  "If you know anything about this organization, that means he’s not going anywhere….I don’t give a damn about the luxury tax or nothing. It’s not a financial situation. You sell out a hundred something straight games, they have plenty enough money to sign a pitcher like Cole Hamels."
  • Another of Hamels' teammates, Cliff Lee, weighed in on the importance of performing in a contract year, reports's Anthony Castrovince.  "[Hamels] finally gets a chance to get what he's worth," Lee said. "You've finally got some control over your future and what's going to happen. It's an earned right. He's to that point. So, this year is obviously a big year for him."  

17 Responses to Cole Hamels Links: Thursday Leave a Reply

  1. nm344 3 years ago

    Jroll speaks the truth as usual

    • Seanb1223 3 years ago

      “Jroll” gave an opinion that he’s not going anywhere. Clee speaks the truth.

      • thesultanofswingandmiss 3 years ago

        “Jroll” “Clee” whats next Roladay?

      • nm344 3 years ago

        I’d rather take JRoll’s word than Heyman’s.

        • Seanb1223 3 years ago

          Exactly where is Heyman’s name mentioned at all in this story?

          • nm344 3 years ago

            If you paid attention to the Hamels updates you wouldn’t be asking.

    • ultimate913 3 years ago

       Dammit! So the Phillies did beat the Yankees in the ’09 WS? Just like he predicted too?!?!?!?

  2. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    While I agree with Jimmy and I’m kind of tired of hearing that the Phillies won’t or can’t go over the luxury tax, the problem isn’t money, it’s years…

    If they can give Cliff 5, they should give Cole 6-7… he’d still finish the contract younger than Cliff. You’re getting more prime years for less $$$.

  3. Montero1220 3 years ago

    This is the same kind of fortune telling Rollins did in the World Series in 09. In how many games were the Phillies going to beat the Yankees J-Roll? Haha. I don’t care how many tickets the Phillies sell they can’t afford new contracts for Hamels and Victorino, an extension for Pence along with the huge contracts of Lee, Halladay, Howard, and Papelbon. They have a limit for payroll just like every other team. Even the Yankees and Red Sox are trying to stay under the luxury tax.

    • Dylan 3 years ago

      Anything is possible.

    • hoagiebuchanan 3 years ago


    • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

      You thought he was serious about that prediction?

      • Kj4realz 3 years ago

        Jroll also made other predictions that came to fruition ie ‘the team to beat’ in 2007 when they toppled the mets, winning 100 games in 08 which they did by winning the WS.

        He’s predicted more right than he has wrong. But I guess only 2009 counts.

  4. Jimmy is such a beast….

  5. Chad Carrel 3 years ago

    phillies will win the ws 2012

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